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Funky Friday: Inside Munich Neue Messe is Not Kind to Lefties

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July 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM | by | ()

Eeny meeny miny moe, tell us where’s a lefty to go?

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

Occasionally, an individual piece of furniture in a hotel grabs our attention, and these artful lounge chairs at INNSIDE Munich Neue Messe certainly did. Are they stylish, well-placed and inviting? Yes, yes and yes. But does "form follow function" in this design? Ah, that may depend on which side of the brain rules your world, and for this week’s Funky Friday we’re taking a light-hearted stand—er, seat rather—in support of the southpaw.

The future-oriented INNSIDE by Melia is "100% about atmosphere, service and pleasure." Their hotel portfolio presently includes 14 hotels, 11 of them in Germany, three in their native country of Spain and one planned for New York.

One of the most appealing features of the hotel's lobby is the seating, more of an artistic statement than a place to rest and check email. By the way, we really like these chairs— they look great at all angles, especially when lined up in a group. We’re not sure they are totally comfortable for extended periods of time, but we must admit they do look good in this arrangement.

For lefties however, this contributor included, it’s all about the arm rests. We are reminded of the desks we had in school and other furniture that to this day still favor the right handed person. Wikipedia suggests there are over 700 million lefties out there (10% of the world population,) maybe a few even reading this story. Our point is that as hotel lobbies increasingly become social hubs and centers of activity, for work or play, then perhaps the golden rule of "form follows function"might be in order. Just a thought.

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[Photo: INNSIDE Munich Neue Messe]

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