Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie
Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

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Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

An inflatable naked man bulges against the walls of this gallery where visitors can stay the night, either on the floor of one gallery or in a van outside.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

The sculpture forms part of current exhibition Too Fat To Fail by artist Jeremie Maret, who founded The Proposal gallery in Zurich alongside partner Lenny Staples.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

Designer Christian Weber of Plasma Design helped to create the two makeshift double bedrooms, where plain white bedding provides basic accommodation for both artists in residence and visitors who want to watch exhibitions being installed.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

Guests can pay to stay during any future exhibitions and are treated to welcome and goodbye drinks, breakfast and the use of gallery-owned bicycle.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

Some other unusual hotels we've featured include one modelled on a shipping warehouse and another inside a giant bird's nest - see all our stories about hotels here.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

Photography is by Benjamin Hofer

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

Here's some more text from The Proposal:


Residence in art:

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

THE PROPOSAL offers two unique accommodations during the exhibitions.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

Choose between our Peugoet J7 bus (1977) and the proposal bedroom situated in a separate room in the gallery itself.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

Both rooms offer a warm and cozy queen-size bed for two guests.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

THE PROPOSAL presents six ideas that combine art and hospitality starting in November 2011.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

The exhibition space will be used to create a prototype version of possible artwork.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

THE PROPOSAL allows the visitor to discuss and experience ideas during the exhibition.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

"THE PROPOSAL showcases concepts by artists to prospective buyers. proposals are key steps in the realization process of artwork.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber

The value of a proposal should become more relevant than the actual price of a purchase." Based on Larry Newman.

Too Fat To Fail at The Proposal by Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber