VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Patrizia Gapp
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Patrizia Gapp
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Patrizia Gapp
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Patrizia Gapp
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Patrizia Gapp
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Patrizia Gapp
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Patrizia Gapp
the student hotel

Programme Partners

Installation

THE JEST ROOM

The Student Hotel

25.9.–4.10.2020

“MUSHROOM, BEDROOM, BEGLOOM”, shone out in gaudy capital letters from the façade of the Student Hotel in the Second District. The location-specific installation by the artist Theresa Hattinger had been specially developed for the Student Hotel. In cooperation with VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, she created a temporary, atmospheric space out of material and typography: the JEST ROOM, a room that knows that it isn’t a room at all, that invites guests to linger and wants to be contemplated, that cannot function without imagination. For Hattinger, the installation was a means of asking the perpetually topical question of how and for whom a place is usable – especially when it is in the immediate vicinity of commercially-used space.

The Student Hotel is not a normal hotel: The Dutch chain, which has also had a branch in Vienna since May 2020, believes in a closely-knit community, unique design, and a hybrid hospitality model, which is tailored to meet the needs of all those with the soul of a student.