Linda Bergroth's Koti hotel brings a Finnish holiday experience to Paris

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Koti hotel brings Finnish holiday experience to Paris

Visitors to the Koti hotel in Paris will be immersed in a Finnish experience, sleeping in wooden cabins and sharing meals around a communal table.

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The Koti hotel at the Institut Finlandais in Paris was conceived by designer Linda Bergroth as a "common, shared home".

Guests have the option to stay in one of six wooden cabins located around the parameter of the room, and all eat a typically Finnish breakfast together around a table designed by architects Mattila & Merz.

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"The Koti installation highlights the experience of a common, shared home," said Bergroth. "There are six little huts without soundproofing, and guests eat breakfast together."

"Yet people are not forced to speak but can be together quietly, and not talking is completely okay."

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On arrival, guests staying overnight will receive robes and slippers by Finnish brand Lapuan Kankurit.

In the morning, they are awoken by Innolux lamps that simulate natural daylight before being served coffee served in pots by Kaksikko.

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While the few items in the hotel have originated from Finland, Bergroth chose not to bombard the space with a catalogue of well-known Finnish designs.

"Instead of well-known design products, I think we should highlight the Finnish ways of sharing," she said. "This is what the little village of guest houses for Koti aims to achieve."

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"It is a bit crazy and experimental experience that requires the guest to engage in something completely new," she said.

Koti is part of the Mobile Home 2017 project, which explores different meanings of home with unique installations at the Finnish Institutes in Benelux, Berlin, London and Paris.

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It will be open in Paris for 100 days before it joins the three other installations at a joint showcase at Helsinki's White Hall building.

The installation's launch coincided with this year's Maison&Objet fair, which saw brands including Tom Dixon and Ferm Living launch new homewares and furniture.