A hotel you wouldn’t want to miss in Tokyo – and it’s free
LLOVE Hotel was created by Dutch and Japanese designers to celebrate 400 years of trade and cultural relations ‘Netherlands in Japan 2008-2009’. The theme is ‘Still in Llove’. The hotel is actually and exhibition, but you can stay the night if you want. You can choose the room you like and spend a night in luxury with a smile.
LLOVE is not just an exhibition which you can visit, but you can actually book an overnight stay. LLOVE offers the unique experience of spending a night in an artistic space which has been created specifically for this event by designers and architects. LLOVE’s main characteristic is that guests can spend their time at LLOVE according to their mood of the moment; a unique type of hotel in Japan, with a limited amount of service. A café is included and all ingredients of the served food are from Nara. Nara, a region famous for its traditional Japanese culture, celebrates its 1300th anniversary as Japan’s first full-fledged capital, Nara Heijokyo.
The LLOVE concept was created by Suzanne Oxenaar, Artistic Director of the LLOYD HOTEL & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam. Over 50 designers have contributed to the Lloyd Hotel. Coinciding with DESIGNTIDE TOKYO, LLOVE will present Dutch design in a new way. What’s more, the access from the main venue of DESIGNTIDE is perfect, LLOVE is sure to become a meeting space for international designers.
Located at Daikanyama i Studio in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, LLOVE will be on display through November 23, 2010.
Architect Director: Jo Nagasaka
Organizers: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands! Nara Prefecture
Supervison: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Executive Committee: Naoko Aono, Florianne Eshuis, Nobuyuki Fukui, Renate Schepen, Yoko Shimada
Hotel & Café Operation: Transit General Office
Graphic Design: Thonik
Photos: Takumi Ota
And another great thing about Llove: IT’S FREE.