British sculptor Antony Gormley has designed the ROOM sculpture, a giant anthropomorphic structure that serves as a guest suite to London's Beaumont Hotel. The sculpture is made to resemble a man wrapping his arms around his knees.
Inside, the hollow figure measures four sq. meters with a cavernous ten-meter ceiling. A small window is located between the sculpture's legs, veiled by shutters that provide total darkness for sleeping purposes. Gormley explains, "I take the body as our primary habitat. ROOM contrasts a visible exterior of a body formed from large rectangular masses with an inner experience."
Of course, this sculpted room doesn't come cheap, retailing at a steep 2,500 pounds per night. The hotel, which is the inaugural hotel project for Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, is due to open this fall.
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