This Colorful Aussie Hotel Room Is An Artist's Palette On Steroids
Thanks to Melbourne-based artist, Matthew Bird, we can now rethink the image we have in our heads as we slide our key-card into a new hotel-room's door. He's created an art installation piece at the city's Hilton on the Park called "Hotel Otherworldly" that reworks an existing hotel room into a fabulous piece of art.
Housed in a fairly non-descript, brown brick building with no balconies, or character for that matter, this artistic hotel room is tucked away amongst business travelers and tourists unknown they might be sleeping next to a piece of art. A design that is as loud as a tornado, maintains the wallflower persona by being purely art.
One of the typical Hilton king guest suites has been transformed into a space where everything installed offers a regional reference to Australia, from flora and fauna to history and culture. A gold slap in the face for the region's gold rush days, art featuring crocodiles and royal blue to signify the history as a British colony all play a significant role in creating not only an over-the-top piece of art, but a reflection of the local culture.
Using 10,000 fabric trapezoids with more than 7,000 cable ties, Bird created a room that is constructed entirely from local, low-cost materials, including gold floor underlay, rubber flooring and plastic shade cloth, with off-cuts of wallaby fur, bubble wrap and brass washers.
You probably missed this installation since it was up for a short 2 days (rooms at the Hilton must be in high demand), but the artist will be taking his creative eye to other parts of the hotel to exhibit his vision.
[Photos: Studiobird Facebook]