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Studio 10 designs illusory Escher-inspired interiors for guesthouse in China

Posted on 05 January, 2018 by Naomi
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Studio 10 designs illusory Escher-inspired interiors for guesthouse in China

Maze-like stairways and optical illusions are designed to trick the eyes of lodgers at this MC Escher-inspired guesthouse in the city of Guilin, China.

Located by the Li River in Guilin, a prefecture city in the northeast of China's Guangxi region, the guesthouse is comprised of differently themed rooms, with two designed by Shenzhen-based Studio 10. These guest rooms are called Dream and Maze.

According to the studio, this pink palette also resembles cotton candy and marshmallows – colours that they associate with "sweet dreams", playfully hinting towards the bedroom setting.

Studio 10 designs M.C. Escher-inspired guesthouse in China

Any components indicative of the real world, such as light fixtures and electronic appliances, have been concealed behind a series of fake doors painted in black, maintaining the immaculate and whimsical nature of the interior.

The Maze rooms on the other hand boast hues of gold and forest green, intended to emulate a fairy-tale-like "secret forest" with hidden doors that lead to unknown things.

Studio 10 designs M.C. Escher-inspired guesthouse in China

Both colour palettes aim to reflect the idea of a utopia or an alternate world, inspired by the name of the guesthouse, The Other Place. The studio wanted to differentiate the rooms from the spaces we encounter in everyday life.

Also inspired by Escher's optical illusions, Japanese studio Nendo opened an exhibition of the illustrator's work at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in December 2018.

Studio 10 designs M.C. Escher-inspired guesthouse in China

The exhibition, called Between Two Worlds, displays 157 prints and drawings by Escher within an immersive monochrome setting that draws on the artist's work by playing with themes of geometry and space.

Photography is by Chao Zhang.

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