A little wild: 25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel by Studio Aisslinger is 149 rooms of seamless urban jungle theme: eclectically furnished public spaces bursting with plants; each room's decor keyed to the view, warm and natural for the side overlooking the elephants and monkeys in the Berlin Zoo, harder-edged when facing the West Berlin cityscape.
Details: Just opened in the historic Bikini-Haus building, the seventh in the 25hours designer hotel group. Architectural features of the natural-meets-urban theme include a rooftop restaurant in a greenhouse with a 360° view. Spaces include the Working Lab, Bikini Island, the Monkey Bar and a DJ corner.
Designer: Studio Aisslinger, in Berlin, is home to Werner Aisslinger, whose wide-ranging work includes products, furniture and architecture, firsts in new material use, clients from Mercedes-Benz to Hugo Boss, and objects in permanent collections at MoMA and other museums around the world.