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A Room with a Column
Created by Haruna Kawai
The Drama of Subtle Reality
Not recommended for guests with small children.
This room is a spatial art piece by Haruna Kawai, who’s body of work is typically expressed in paintings of simple three-dimensional objects.
In addition to its formative appeal, one of the main features of this work is the way in which it is staged so that visitors can feel the rich changes in natural light and shadow that accompany the passage of time.
The centerpiece of the work is, as the title of the room suggests, a sizable column that towers over the room. At first glance, this inorganic pillar has no decoration, but in a room full of natural light, it never stays in the same color, brightness, or shadow, and its expression changes from moment to moment.
The texture of the plastered surface and the asymmetry of the designed space enhance the appearance of the changing light and shadows and their transformation.
Art room info
Room size: 22sqm
Bed size: 1 × Queen (160cm x 196cm)
Capacity: 2 people
Bath type: Shower
Non-smoking (Smoking room in common space is available)
About the artist
Living and working in Tokyo, Japan. Haruna Kawai is a painter of unique plastic objects composed of geometric forms.
Through her paintings, she expresses the relationship between objects, their existence.
Her recent body of work explores the embodiment of object-oriented ontology.
Interior Designer: Meiri Shinohara, (meiri shinohara architects/m-sa)
Collaborator: NIHON KASEI CO.,LTD. sakura sakan arts and crafts ink.