Design showcase: Top ten humorous details

by | 12 Jan 2022 | Design, Design Showcase

CitizenM New York Bowery (imagery: © Richard Powers)

As part of our ongoing partnership with TOPHOTELDESIGN, we take a light-hearted look at funny features within hotels that are designed to make us all smile.

Let’s start the year with a smile. This week’s selection involves ten details that made us giggle or say to the person next to us, ‘hey, look at this!’

Lifting the mood

At the TOPHOTELDESIGN office, we’re constantly tagging, categorising and looking through thousands of state-of-the-art interior design images, and every once in a while we find little playful details that surprise us.

This charming effect also happens to guests when wandering around a hotel, which is why designers shouldn’t be afraid to include these sorts of details.

Shall we play a game? We challenge you to find this list of apparently random things in the images below:

  1. A life-sized superhero
  2. A not-so-subtle reference to Star Wars
  3. A gorilla chilling inside a bike trailer with hot-pink headphones
  4. A golden fellow greeting you at the end of a corridor
  5. A unique concierge
  6. A playful suggestion to work out more
  7. A crochet chicken
  8. A messy-haired Barbie
  9. A monkey hanging from a tree
  10. A shower that thinks it’s deeper than it really is
  11. A bent post light

Can you find them all? Click the images to see them in context on TOPHOTELDESIGN:

Scandic Grand Central

Stockholm
by Koncept

Imagery: © Rickard Kilström

Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland

Portland
by Sera Architects – Portland

Imagery: © Lawrence Anderson

Hup

Mierlo, The Netherlands
by Creneau International

Imagery: © Hugo Thomassen

Urban Loft Cologne

Cologne
by Markus Hilzinger

Supplied by Hansgrohe

Moxy Copenhagen Sydhavnen

Copenhagen
by Apto Architects

Imagery: © Cathrine Stukhard

Altstadthotel Weisses Kreuz

Innsbruck, Austria
by noa*

Imagery: © Alex Filz

Hotel Belmont

Vancouver
by CHIL Interior Design

Moxy Copenhagen Sydhavnen

Copenhagen
by Apto Architects

Imagery: © Cathrine Stukhard

CitizenM New York Bowery

New York
by Concrete

Supplied by Hansgrohe

Imagery: © Jeroen C van Zijp and Richard Powers

CitizenM Paris Champs-Elysees

Paris
by Concrete

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