In exploring how we can reclaim the abandoned industrial space in our cities, architect Antonio Scarponi and artist Roberto de Luca struck upon an odd and oddly brilliant idea: a BYO hotel room.
Hotello is a colorful wheeled trunk which opens to reveal the components of a transient private space: the curtain-wall reminds me of a hospital ward, or the camp tents in Moonrise Kingdom; but the lamp is pretty snazzy. Besides, I’ve lived in smaller bedrooms.
Hotello is a portable space, packed into a trunk. Hotello contains all the necessary elements needed to work and rest. It consists of a metal structure that supports a translucent and sound absorbant curtain. Hotello can be combined and aggregated in different configurations.
De Luca and Scarponi will be presenting Hotello, designed for daskonzept, at Fuori Salone 2013 in Milan from April 9-14. They won’t have to book accommodation.