2019 shortlists

Dream and Maze
by Studio 10

Shortlisted for hotel and short stay interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019, Dream and Maze by Studio 10 is an MC Escher-inspired guesthouse in the city of Guilin, China.

Located by the Li River in Guilin, a prefecture city in the northeast of China's Guangxi region best known for its Karst scenery, the guest rooms called Dream and Maze are part of ‘The Other Place - Guilin Litopia', a creative guesthouse that offers short-term accommodation in 10 uniquely themed guest rooms.

The two interiors feature optical illusions, anti-gravitational staircases and puzzling arched doorways, based on Escher's well-known labyrinth-like Relativity lithograph.

A colour palette of pink and white creates a serene and fresh environment in the dream rooms with the aim to distance spaces from busy, everyday life.

Designer: Studio 10
Project: Dream and Maze

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