04.18.2017

Sleeping Like a Finn in Paris

Until May 5, the Institut Finlandais in Paris is hosting a Finnish immersive experience on the Rive Gauche at KOTI

  • Sleeping Like a Finn in Paris
  • Sleeping Like a Finn in Paris
  • Sleeping Like a Finn in Paris
  • Sleeping Like a Finn in Paris
  • Sleeping Like a Finn in Paris
  • Sleeping Like a Finn in Paris

The best way to learn more about Finnish hospitality is sleeping in a Finnish cottage, yet until May 5, if you live in Paris or nearby, you won’t need to go to Finland. Just head to the Institut Finlandais on the Rive Gauche, instead, where Finnish designer Linda Bergroth has created a living installation to show the best in Finnish hospitality and to create a complete immersion in the spirit of Finland.
 
The place is called KOTI, which quite consistently means ‘home’ in Finnish, and it consists of six sleeping cabins, sleeping twelve people, open onto a shared space, where there is a communal dining table and benches designed by architects Mattila & Merz. And everything at KOTI is naturally Finnish-themed: on arrival for a sleepover, guests will be given specially designed robes and slippers by Lapuan Kankurit.
 
The in-cabin entertainment package includes short films, documentaries, animations and Finnish travel guides by Visit Finland. The lamps are from Innolux, the piippu pots from Kaksikko, the breakfast of traditional specialties such as rye bread, salted butter and Finnish berries is provided by Food from Finland and the custom-made ceramic tableware has been designed by Nathalie Lahdenmäki.
 
Whether staying overnight or visiting for the day, Finnish design lovers will enjoy a different kind of encounter that celebrates a sense of togetherness, the beauty of unique interiors, and a peaceful simplicity. In addition to the sleepover experience, KOTI is also playing host to a series of inspiring events throughout the 100 days, such as concerts and talks, film screenings and pop-up restaurant nights.
 
“The KOTI installation highlights the experience of a common, shared home” designer Linda Bergroth says. “It is a bit crazy and experimental experience that requires the guest to engage in something completely new”. If you are willing to try it, be sure to book your room immediately, since the experiment will end on May 5.
 
The booking for sleepovers is hosted by Airbnb. And in case it is fully booked, you’ve still got a chance to experience KOTI in Helsinki at the end of the summer, where it will take over the White Hall building in the city's historic center.
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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