Tokyo 2010: the LLOVE exhbition currently on show in Tokyo comprises a hotel with rooms created by Dutch and Japanese designers, including this one by Pieke Bergmans filled with an enormous undulating mattress.
Above: Buried by Yuko Nagayama
The exhibition consists of guests rooms each designed by Japanese and Dutch designers to celebrate 400 years of trade and cultural relations between the two countries.
The rooms can be booked by visitors for an overnight stay.
The concept of the exhibition was created by Suzanne Oxenaar, director of the Amsterdam Lloyd Hotel, and it will run until 23 November.
Above and below: Rotating bed by Jo Nagasaka
Photographs are by Takumi Ota.
Here's some more information about the exhibition:
LLOVE is an exhibition which is all about enjoying the experience of this space ; you can eat, drink, and stay for the night.
The concept of this experimental exhibition was created by Suzanne Oxenaar, director of the Amsterdam based Lloyd Hotel, and realized by a group of Japanese and Dutch designers through different disciplines.
Above and top: In Llove by Pieke Bergmans
LLOVE is also an event to celebrate the 400 years of trade relations between Japan and the Netherlands and to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the establishment of Japan's first full-fledged capital, Nara Heijokyo.
Above and below: Llayers Llove Hotel, Tokyo by Richard Hutten
This exhibition is not completed with its opening. During the one month that LLOVE is hosted, all kinds of LLOVE will be fostered and new stories will be born, all adorning this theatrical space.
If you, our guest, can stay with us for as long as you can, this theater will become an even more fascinating place. I invite you to look for all kinds of LLOVE here; please enjoy your stay!
Architect director Jo Nagasaka
Above and below: Little Big Room by Hideyuki Nakayama
LLOVE is an exhibition consisting of a hotel with guest rooms created by Dutch and Japanese designers to celebrate 400 years of trade and cultural relations between Japan and the Netherlands.
LLOVE is more than just an exhibition which you visit; you can actually stay there for the night (or nights!), and also a café and shops are included.
Above and below: Pond by Ryuji Nakamura
The LLOVE concept was created by Suzanne Oxenaar, Artistic Director of the Lloyd Hotel & cultural Embassy.
The access from the main venue of DESIGNTIDE TOKYO is very convenient and LLOVE is sure to become the meeting and exchange space for designers from around thte world.
Above: Fertility by Joep Van Lieshout
Above and below: Re-creation by Scholten & Baijings
Above: Bathroom gallery by Yokujo
Above and below: Llove Creation team and Jo Nagasaka
Above and below: Café
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