tokyo llove hotel part 3
tokyo llove hotel   part 3 tokyo llove hotel   part 3
nov 10, 2010

tokyo llove hotel part 3

room 307 by richard hutten photography: takumi ota

based on the japanese phenomenon of the love hotel, this pop up LLove hotel was created by eight japanese and dutch designers with themed rooms that are installations, where people can actually make a reservation and stay over night. initiated by amsterdam’s Lloyd hotel (the hotel’s artistic director suzanne oxenaar) and works were coordinated by jo nagasaka of the japanese architecture studio schemata. the LLove hotel installation opened on october 22nd, a few days before tokyo designers week, and will run only until november 23, 2010. here is part 3 of the designboom report, see also part 1 and part 2.

richard hutten in room 307 ‘wall papered’ the entire surface on floor and walls with all kinds of tape. a pile of mattresses – a piece from hutten’s ‘layers’ collection is placed in the center of the room in the fairy tale-style of the ‘princess on the pea’. it functions as a place to sleep and rest– the traditional things you do in a regular hotel room– but also serves as a table and for storage in between the layers.

photography: takumi ota

on the tape, guests can leave their mark during their stay. to add to the theme of layering, you may find some leaves growing randomly, in strange places, a reference to the outdoors.

room 308, designed by pieke bergmans is a love nest that is chocolate brown with an eight-meter long mattress that curls into the room like a wave. one has to crawl under or over the mattress to reach the other side. the lights are entangled, but what else would you expect from a Llove hotel? everything has fallen in love.

8m mattress image © designboom

the 8m mattress unfolds on chocolate brown painted the tatami mats.

image © designboom

‘double’ items like clothing hangers and chairs are stuck together as one.

image © designboom (left) / photography: takumi ota (right)

image © designboom

photography: takumi ota

photo ‘pieke deeply in love’ image © designboom

theme and variations: two lamps and two bulbs melt into each other (most of them were produced in the netherlands but a few smaller lamps were made in japan in collaboration with a japanese glass blower).

lamps kissing image © designboom

‘totally confused tap’ image © designboom

hideyuki nakayama‘s room 301 was entitled ‘little big room’. the idea was to make a replica of the existing old and broken down, abandoned japanese-style room, but a bit larger in size and then squeeze this bigger replica back into the smaller original room – that’s were the wrinkles come from!

we had a guest in hideyuki nakayama’s room #301- and the kind staff brought over an extra mattress. image © designboom

hideyuki nakayama’s room #301 image © designboom

the extra space is squeezed into its original size and reacts with wrinkles. image © designboom

image © designboom

photography: takumi ota

image © designboom

image © designboom

hideyuki nagayama in his room photography: masanori ikeda

and here are the single rooms 309-314 by jo nagasaka & LLove creative team. ‘single’ is intended as only half of the ‘double’ room.

single rooms 309-314 by jo nagasaka & LLove creative team photography: takumi ota

single rooms 309-314 by jo nagasaka & LLove creative team photography: takumi ota

single rooms 309-314 by jo nagasaka & LLove creative team photography: takumi ota

double rooms – dutch designers: 305 joep van lieshout; 306 scholten & baijings;  307 richard hutten; 308 pieke bergmans japanese designers: 301 hideyuki nakayama; 302 yuko nagayama; 303 jo nagasaka; 304 ryuji nakamura single rooms – 309-314 jo nagasaka & LLove creative team. thonik: design of wallpaper in the entrance and café.

concept director: suzanne oxenaar

architectural director: jo nagasaka

supervision: lloyd hotel & cultural embassy

executive committee: jo nagasaka, sschemata architecture office yoko shimada, Labo85 nobuyuki fukui, roovice florianne eshuis, , lloyd hotel & cultural embassy renate schepen, lloyd hotel & cultural embassy

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