The Volkshotel invited nine creatives – ranging from young designers to the inventive cloakroom attendant of the Canvas restaurant – to design the hotel’s nine special guest rooms. Cabin in the Woods by Gabor Disberg features a simple wooden structure that holds a double bed, held aloft by surrounding birch trees. Hanna Maring’s Japanese tub takes centre stage in Bathing Bikou. The airy room is divided into sections by polyester panels with subtle gradients that deviate with the changing light. A sultry, all-black room called Soixante Neuf is the work of Rosa Winkel. The bed hangs in the middle of the room on a large steel frame, and a sunken bath occupies the windowsill. Named after explorer Edmund Hillary, Edmund is quite literally the most adventurous of the ‘specials’. Inspired by Mount Everest, Jos Blom and Jasper Eustace designed a unit with double bed, shower and, at the peak, a bath.

Photos Daniel Nicolas