Hotello by Roberto de Luca and Antonio Scarponi for Das Konzept

Roberto de Luca and Antonio Scarponi designed an entire hotel room to fit inside a suitcase.

Anyone still struggling to find a place for Milan Furniture Fair might be pleased to hear about Hotello. The concept –  a 4-sq-m rapidly deployable hotel room that fits into a trunk –  has been devised by Roberto de Luca and Antonio Scarponi for Swiss company Das Konzept.

The room consists of a metal frame and two curtains, one translucent and the other sound-absorbing. The designers imagine the rooms being used in empty city centre lofts. The trunk contains everything you need for a short stay; a desk, a lamp, a stool, a shelf and a locker.  It can be arranged in different configurations.

It looks like a lot of fun, but Das Konzept has a serious aim too – to investigate flexibility and acoustics in the work environment. Bord, a second project designed by Charles O. Job, is a cork workstation that can also be used as a meeting table or office partition.

You can see Hotello and Bord at Fabbrica del Vapore, via Giulio Procaccini 4, during Milan Design Week.


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