The LLove exhibition in Tokyo is a nice concept, where you can “check in” if you like what you see and feel like staying there. LLove consists of eight guest rooms, as well as a cafe and a shop, all completely refurbished by a selection of eight Dutch and Japanese designers, including Scholten & Baijings, Pieke Bergmans, Richard Hutten and Jo Nagasaka.
“ The Purpose of this is to celebrate 400 years of trade and cultural relations between Japan and the Netherlands, each designer was given complete freedom to do anything to their room. The results range from the surreal to the magnificent, with each designer approaching the concept of a guest room in completely different ways. Richard Hutton for example was determined to design a 7 star hotel room: ‘3 stars for comfort and an additional 4 stars for experience’. Pieke Bergmans explored the romance and compassion of love with her room, where ‘the bed is crawling up the wall, the chair desperately stretching out to get closer to the table, the lights entangled… everything has fallen in love.’ “
As for the Japanese designers,” Yuko Nagayama stripped his room out completely and buried the room in white pebbles ‘to awaken a latent natural instinct that everybody appears to carry within but is normally not activated’. While Nakayama played with size, making a replica of the Japanese-style room, blew it up and then put it back in the old room. “
The rooms opened last week and are available to book till November 23rd, they will be open to the public every day between midday and 3pm.
One Reply to “An Exhibition You Can “Sleep” In”
I can look at the rooms as visual artwork, but to me a bedroom has to be a sanctuary of calm. After a day of stress in the outside world these would not be condusive to "Rest & Recouperation" for me. Thanks for giving us a range of styles and tastes to look at, always interesting.
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