I am just back from Amsterdam and will tell you now all about the 2nd day of Downtown event organized within Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week.
Today it was all about interiors. We had an amazing tour in Hotel The Exchange where some of the rooms were dressed like models!!! Sounds intriguingly, doesn’t it ? 😉
It was a very interesting experience! Fancy cocktails, new interior ideas, very nice people and lost of fun! Excited? Let’s begin!
After fancy cocktails followed by the speech of Suzanne Oxenaar, artistic director of Hotel The Exchange, a long-waited tour around the Hotel started!
We have been guided to 9 different hotel rooms: MESTIZA (by Juanita Koerts), CRINOLINE (by Sofie Sleumer), THE PLEATS ROOM (by Paul Hanraets), HISTORY REPEATED (by Anne Wolters), MISUNDERSTOOD CREATURES (by Roos Soetekouw), MARIE-ANTOINETTE (by Roos Soetekouw), LIVE HAND DRAWING (by Iris Kloppenburg), EPAULETTES (by Malu Gehner), EIGHTIES ROOM (by Roos Soetekouw).
As there are lots of picture and information, I decided to break this post into two parts. In this part I will present only five rooms.
MESTIZA (by Juanita Koerts)
This room is dressed in an evening gown with a mix of traditional handcrafted techniques (pick up skirt technique) and a voluptuous caption design portraying a typical Dutch folklore pattern.
CRINOLINE (by Sofie Sleumer)
How about getting under someones skirt ;)? A giant skirt tent hangs over the bed in this room. This huge 19th century skirt shaped support structure is patched up together using vintage scraps of lace and linen.
THE PLEATS ROOM (by Paul Hanraets)
The pleats and folds on a simple white T-shirt inspired Paul in creation of this room, where walls are dressed in giant size pleats.
HISTORY REPEATED (by Anne Wolters)
The room is dressed in its own memory. Photographs of the original seventies style decorated hotel room have been reproduced in the modern room. The old curtains printed on the new curtains, decorative painting and bed lights integrated in the wallpaper have the exact positioning then and now.
MISUNDERSTOOD CREATURES (by Roos Soetekouw)
The room is dressed in lovely yet troubled illustrated creatures, dark tears falling down the white walls from a pitch black celling, and accessorized with hand drawn strange proportioned furniture. Small colorful sparkles on the white floor and along the black tears break the gloomy setting of the room, adding a magical touch to it.
So what do you think so far? 🙂
BTW, one of the designers told me that these rooms are actual rooms, so if it happens that you are visiting Amsterdam you can always stay in one of those rooms 😉
Have a good night!
P.S. I will post the second part soon.