Located in a village near Nagano, the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hotel Hakuba is a newly opened 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.
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.
Above: In the communal dining area, 108 Chairs ($2,032 from the Danish Design Store) surround the Nyhavn Dining Tables ($4,490 from the Danish Design Store). The Finn Juhl Sideboard is $8,950 from DWR.
Above: In the communal sitting room, a Poet Sofa anchors a corner; starting at $8,694 from Design Within Reach.
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).
Above: A Chieftans Chair in the Chieftan Room.
Above: The bathrooms have high-tech Japanese toilets. For sourcing ideas, see Trend Alert: 8 Techno Toilets.
Above: A pair of France chairs, designed in 1956, in one of the six bedrooms.
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