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Graffiti artist gives a French hotel a unique makeover

Graffiti artist gives a French hotel a unique makeover

Tilt takeover


Whilst many are accustomed to seeing graffiti-lined walls in subway stations or on the side of abandoned buildings, the owners of Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille had other ideas...

The graffiti artist Tilt took on a rather unusual project: complete creative control of a hotel room at the Au Vieux Panier in Marseille, France. Possibly every graffiti artist's dream – Tilt alongside two other artists, divided the room in two equally, before taking his graffiti tools and running wild. The art features on half of the bed, the sheets, the walls whilst the other half of the room remains a stark white.

The collaboration, which took place late last year, forms part of an ongoing design initiative by Au Vieux Panier to keep things interesting and every room fresh all year round by working with a team of architects, artists, and graphic designers on a regular basis to switch the design up. 

"When Jess the owner of "Au vieux panier" ask me to do that room, I first told her that I wasn't interested doing just decoration in the room but I wanted to create something that will more like an installation." Tilt explained, adding: "I thought about it also like a huge canvas where I needed to think about the composition and play with the empty white part of the room to accentuate more the idea of Chaos on the other part."

Graffiti hotel story

Graffiti hotel story

Graffiti hotel story

Graffiti hotel story

Au Vieux Panier is located at 13 Rue du Panier, 13002 Marseille, France.

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