Stainless steel three-storey high guest room fixed to Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair
Grosvenor has unveiled images of an Antony Gormley sculpture that doubles up as a hotel room.
The sculpture, named Room, is fixed to the side of the developer’s under-construction five-star Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair.
Gormley, who’s other works include the Angel of the North outside Newcastle, has built a three-storey high, stainless steel, inhabitable figurative sculpture that is also a guestroom.
Room has a stainless steel exterior, while the interior is cased in fumed oak.
The sculpture forms the bedroom of the suite, with the dressing, bathroom, lounge and dining areas are inside the main building.
Gormley said: “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.
“The interior of Room is only 4 metres square but 10 metres high: close at body level, but lofty and open above.
“Shutters over the window provide total blackout and very subliminal levels of light allow me to sculpt darkness itself.
“My ambition for this work is that it should confront the monumental with the most personal, intimate experience.”
The Beaumont Hotel opens this autumn and will comprise 73 bedrooms, a restaraunt and lobby bar.