Stay one night only at The One Room Hotel

Stay one night only at The One Room Hotel

Design duo JAMESPLUMB – headed by artists James Russell and Hannah Plumb – invites applicants to stay at a truly boutique hotel installation during the London Design Festival.

The One Room Hotel will appear at Hostem – a new East London menswear bastion located on Redchurch Street – and will act as an exhibition during the day, showcasing the duo’s restored pieces, before becoming a stand-alone suite at night.

Hostem’s revolving space for alternating brands proved a perfect fit for a hotel

“We were planning our event for London Design Festival and really wanted to take our installations a step further – they have always had an experiential element, but we wanted to offer visitors a more full experience rather than just passing through,” Plumb told “Hostem’s revolving space for alternating brands proved a perfect fit for a hotel – it has its own entrance, can be closed off to the rest of the store to become self-contained and has a kitchen and bathroom of its own – so the idea of opening The One Room Hotel suddenly seemed to make perfect sense.

“London Design Festival is a great time to showcase your work and we loved the idea that visitors to London who might struggle to find accommodation or have to pay a premium at such a busy time could apply for a nights stay within one of the official events.”

The suite has several unique features, such as the stackable frames designed to house traditional suitcases as drawers, in the dressing room, and a library with a selection from JAMESPLUMBS’s own film archive. The duo salvaged an 18th-century Swedish bed/dresser, which they lovingly restored to create the centrepiece of the suite.

Although the duo is best known for restoring abandoned furniture, the space is still luxurious: the bed linen comes from Matteo and beauty products from Australian brand Aesop, who also recently opened a store on Redchurch Street. Guests staying at the hotel can also pop out to enjoy a complimentary cocktail and canapes at Le Trois Garcons’ sister bar, Lounge Lover.

“There is an amazing sense of an exciting and emerging area around Redchurch Street. There is so much happening and developing and there is a great receptiveness to new work,” says Russell.

To have the opportunity to stay for one night in the hotel, guests must make their case via the website:

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