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Hotel Hakuba: A Japanese Ski Lodge for Scandi Design Fanatics

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Hotel Hakuba: A Japanese Ski Lodge for Scandi Design Fanatics

March 26, 2019

Located in a village near Nagano, the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hotel Hakuba is a ski lodge from Onecollection founders Ivan Hansen and Hans Henrik merging Japanese architecture with midcentury Scandinavian design.

A bit of history: In 2000, Hansen and Henrik acquired the rights to produce the designs of Danish midcentury icon Finn Juhl. “Since part of the line is produced in Japanese workshops, we already had a strong affiliation with the country,” they say. Hotel Hakuba is their first hospitality project, and it’s a natural extension of the brand, offering a “full-fledged Finn Juhl experience.” For more information, go to Hotel Hakuba.

 Hansen and Henrik transformed the classic Japanese ski lodge in Hakuba into a showcase for Finn Juhl&#8
Above: Hansen and Henrik transformed the classic Japanese ski lodge in Hakuba into a showcase for Finn Juhl’s designs; each of the six guest rooms is named for an iconic furniture piece.
In the communal dining area, 8 Chairs ($data-src=
Above: In the communal dining area, 108 Chairs ($1,760 from the Danish Design Store) surround the Nyhavn Dining Tables ($4,823 from the Danish Design Store). The Finn Juhl Credenza is $9,995 from DWR.
In the communal sitting room, a Poet Sofa anchors a corner; starting at $9,8 from Design Within Reach.
Above: In the communal sitting room, a Poet Sofa anchors a corner; starting at $9,108 from Design Within Reach.
A newly reissued VL45 Radiohus Pendant Light (currently on sale, starting at $546.60 from YLighting), designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen for the Radiohuset Building in Copenhagen, hovers over a table and suite of Reading Chairs. (For a less expensive lighting lookalike, see High/Low: Milk Glass Radiohus Pendant Light.)
Above: A newly reissued VL45 Radiohus Pendant Light (currently on sale, starting at $546.60 from YLighting), designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen for the Radiohuset Building in Copenhagen, hovers over a table and suite of Reading Chairs. (For a less expensive lighting lookalike, see High/Low: Milk Glass Radiohus Pendant Light.)
A pair of Pelican Chairs ($6,data-src=
Above: A pair of Pelican Chairs ($6,129 at DWR) and a Baker Sofa ($15,455 at Danish Design Store).
Throughout the hotel, the floors are whitewashed oak (for ideas on re-creating the look, go to Remodeling data-src=
Above: Throughout the hotel, the floors are whitewashed oak (for ideas on re-creating the look, go to Remodeling 101: How to Create Scandi Whitewashed Floors).
A Chieftans Chair in the Chieftan Room.
Above: A Chieftans Chair in the Chieftan Room.
The bathrooms have high-tech Japanese toilets. For sourcing ideas, see Trend Alert: 8 Techno Toilets.
Above: The bathrooms have high-tech Japanese toilets. For sourcing ideas, see Trend Alert: 8 Techno Toilets.
A pair of France chairs, designed in 56, in one of the six bedrooms.
Above: A pair of France chairs, designed in 1956, in one of the six bedrooms.
A curvaceous 46 Sofa, illuminated by a newly reissued VL38 Radiohus Floor Lamp (currently on sale starting from $649.40 from YLighting).
Above: A curvaceous 46 Sofa, illuminated by a newly reissued VL38 Radiohus Floor Lamp (currently on sale starting from $649.40 from YLighting).

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N.B.: This post is an update; the originals story ran on January 23, 2017.

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Poet Sofa

$8,694.00 USD from Design Within Reach

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