Love Hotels – Where A Bed Becomes A UFO
The most interesting thing in the room? “The bed,” says Chinatsu Onitsuka. Though a basic and possibly even boring piece of furniture in any other context, in the world of Japanese love hotels, the bed becomes a dream vintage car, a plane or a UFO. “That’s where [designers] would get most creative,” she says, taking another sip of her iced coffee as we chat about her ongoing series at a busy coffee shop in Tokyo.
A full-time designer, Onitsuka works at an architecture firm by day and as a self-named “love hotel researcher” by night. For the last 10 years, she has spent countless hours documenting and sharing her love-hotel discoveries on Twitter and Instagram. She even has two books (in Japanese) on the subject to her name: “Love Hotel Collection” (2013) and “The Complete List of Japanese Love Hotels from the Showa Era” (2015). Her drive lies in her deep love for interior design. Onitsuka is passionate about the creativity that love hotels represent,…
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