Every year, the Gladstone Hotel hands the keys to its rooms to artists and designers. The resulting event, Come Up to My Room, is a showcase of absurdist interior design.
The 2016 edition, which runs until Sunday, January 24, includes over two dozen installations. The pièce de résistance is undoubtedly “Life Moves Fast” in room 214, where artists Sarah Keenlyside and Joseph Clement have painstakingly recreated Ferris’s bedroom from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, using authentic ’80s props that they scoured from thrift stores and borrowed from acquaintences. Here’s a close-up look at that room, as well as a few others we enjoyed.
“Breath,” by UUfie and the Ryerson School of Interior Design, turns a diaphanous sheet of fabric into a weird, gravity-defying piece of architecture.
“Restoration Mediation,” a room of paper furniture, was designed and built by Michael Neville, a Detroit-based artist.
An art collective called Taxa Work designed this moodily lit interior in room 205. It’s called “Overworld.”