Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The artworks in the presidential suite of the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo include works by Isamu Noguchi and Toko Shinoda


Most luxury hotels these days have very contemporary-looking presidential suites, so it was quite a nice surprise to enjoy something of a time warp at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo, living a #Travelife.


Their presidential suite, you see, has deliberately been kept as it has always been for the past 30 years or so, because it was designed by one of the top designers of that time.



And all around this presidential suite are artworks and objects created by some of Japan's foremost artists and creatives.

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I'VE SEEN THAT BEFORE

In the private living room of the suite, which is actually called the Imperial Suite, is a lithograph by Japanese master artist Toko Shinoda.

I have a Toko Shinoda artwork in the foyer of my Tokyo home as well, so it was a familiar piece to me.



MASTERPIECES IN THE IMPERIAL SUITE

There was also a very intriguing wooden tabletop sculpture on a sideboard in the public living room. Apparently, this was created by the same artist who designed the famous Tokyo Sky Tree.



Beside it was a lamp designed by the famous sculptor Isamu Noguchi -- and again, this was also a recognisable piece for me because I really like Noguchi's pieces and have some in my home.



How nice it was to experience this special suite in Tokyo, living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.

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