The room, created by concept artists, has no walls, ceiling or doors
‘I couldn’t sleep’ and ‘my room was too noisy’ may be complaints hoteliers dread from guests, but for the Riklin brothers, that’s the whole point of their latest setup artistic “zero star hotel”.
The Swiss concept artists’ hotel room is essentially a double bed on a platform, with two bedside tables and lamps. There are no walls, ceilings or doors to provide privacy or shelter.
They set up their null stern suite – German for zero stars – on the side of a road next to a petrol station in the village of Saillon, in the canton of Valais, in southern Switzerland.
The intention is to make guests think about the problems of the world, the twin brothers said, and inspire them to act differently.
They have created similar beds in idyllic locations, but this is their first “anti-idyllic” site.
“Sleep isn’t the issue,” Frank Riklin said. “What is important is to reflect on the current world situation. Staying here is a statement about the need for urgent changes in society.”
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