Japan

11.12.2010 | by: Meghan
Inns & Hotels

Check In: Llove

Daikanyama, Japan

In September, designtripper wrote about the advent of this temporary hotel/exhibit–a collaborative love fest with some of The Netherlands’ and Japan’s brightest design stars–but now it’s actually finished. Well, kind of. It will never be totally complete; it’s more of a progressive, work in progress kind of place. I can’t stop looking at Richard Hutten’s rainbow bright room, but the one I’d really like to sleep in: Yuko Nagayama’s serenity-invoking, outdoor-channeling space with all those trees and a bathtub immersed in rocks. You can make a reservation at Tablet.

[Photos: Takumi Ota]

09.21.2010 | by: Meghan
Inns & Hotels

Stay: Llove

Daikanyama, Japan

The brainchild of the artistic director behind the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam, Llove hotel is a temporary hotel-within-an-art-exhibit created specifically for DesignTide Tokyo. It’s not finished yet, but these preliminary sketches give some creative insight into how much fun they’re having with the concept—a high-design, pop-up spin on the Japanese love hotel.

Intended to highlight creative collaboration between Dutch and Japanese designers and architects, the all-star lineup includes recognizable names (if you have a subscription to Wallpaper magazine) like Richard Hutten, Pieke Bergmans, Hideyuki Nakayama, Yuko Nagayama and Scholten & Baijings, for starters. There will also be a café, a souvenir shop, a book store kiosk and an art gallery bathroom. They started accepting reservations earlier this month.