Antony Gormley

ROOM UNVEILED AS PART OF BEAUMONT HOTEL, LONDON

"I take the body as our primary habitat. ROOM contrasts a visible exterior of a body formed from large rectangular masses with an inner experience. The interior of ROOM is only 4 metres square but 10 metres high: close at body level, but lofty and open above. Shutters over the window provide total blackout and very subliminal levels of light allow me to sculpt darkness itself. My ambition for this work is that it should confront the monumental with the most personal, intimate experience."

ROOM is unveiled to the public on 10th June. The sculpture, the interior of which is a hotel suite, is sited on the façade of London's new Beaumont Hotel. The Hotel will open in Autumn 2014.

ROOM

ROOM UNVEILED AS PART OF BEAUMONT HOTEL, LONDON
Overall dimensions: 6.5 m (width) x 7.9 m (depth) x 10.6 m (height)
External skin: Stainless steel 316 @ 8 mm thick with original mill scale finish
Internal cladding: dark fumed oak; 7.9 m (depth) x 10.6 m (height)
Photograph by Stephen White, London

LinkThe Beaumont Hotel Mayfair, London