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28 January 2012

Hotel Pelirocco – Knitted Hotel Room

 

I nearly put my back out straining to love this hotel room, which has received a bunch of publicity in recent months, but somehow I just CAN’T. 

The hip Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton commissioned fibre artist Kate Jenkins of knitwear and crochet brand Cardigan to create a knitted hotel room, and this is what she came up with.

 

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The ‘Do Knit Disturb’ room features a hand-crocheted bedspread and curtains, knitted cushions, a crocheted lamp and telephone and other whimsical crocheted artifacts appropriate to the seaside location, such as seagull soft toys, a knitted picture of fish and chips above the bed and a crocheted full English breakfast.

 

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I don’t like it because it just seems so expected somehow – all cosy and grannyish and whimsical and about as sexy as a pair of well-worn bedroom slippers.  Heck, the room is even a tiny single room because of course someone who liked knitting would never have a boyfriend.

 

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When you think of some of the cool and innovative knitted homewares other craftspeople are making out there, I can’t help thinking that they really missed an opportunity to do something contemporary, textured and elegant; something modern and abstract or even something downright sumptuous and glamorous. 

What do you think?  Do you like it? Would you stay there?  Is it the best job they could have done with knitting and crochet?  What sort of thing would you have done?

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Comments

i agree. it is appalling.

Despite all the colors used, this room is incredibly DULL. If I didn't know that it was knitted, I would've thought that the bedspread, curtains, and lamp covers were all cut from the same ugly striped fabric.

While I'm not (yet) a knitter, I imagine a room showcasing what's possible with knitting/crochet: a heavily cabled bedspread, lacey "sheers" on the windows, etc.... mostly in shades of a single color, so that the textures and yarns really shine, with one or two patterned accents.

A couple of the elements are cute but as a whole I don't like it either. Leave me the phone and the knitted breakfast and toss the rest :)

Kimberly, that sounds AMAZING. Hotel designers, please make this happen.

Julie, I agree. For me it would the phone and the lamp. And possibly the teapot...

I like the teacup/tea, but otherwise I think you nailed it.

I think my biggest problem with this room is that I wouldn't want to let go of that phone when I check out. I hope they sell that in the hotel because I don't think pictures would be enough for me in this case.

The knitted hotel room is really beautiful..!!

It's a posh and wonderful knitted hotel room. I would definitely marry that multicolor bed-sheet with the heart-shaped pillow! The plain, neutral colored walls help emphasize the lively, bright colors of the furniture. The end result is you tend to appreciate the knitted work even more!

C'mon! I loooooove knitting and I have a boyfriend who shares the same passion with me. :) By the way, I like the heart-shaped pillow too, Javis! :) If I were to own that heart-shaped pillow, I'd definitely bring it with me to every hotel I'll be checking in. :P

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