Hotel Everland is not a hotel. It is the subjective dream of a hotel. It is a project by artist duo, Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, better known as L/B. Part of the ‘Life Art’ movement, the duo creates works that involve the viewer in the moment of art itself. They have created a hotel; the only hotel ever to tour Europe. Everland took bookings online and ran for just over 1000 nights between 2006-2009 in locations in Yverdon, Leipzig, and Paris. Guests could book for one night only.
Everland often found its home on the roof of a contemporary art gallery. The hotel is an integral unit designed down to the last stitch. L/B deliberately set out to undermine the boundaries between art and interior design, utilizing 1970s style functionality and modern aesthetics. You could enjoy any number of spectacular views (depending on where the hotel unit was placed at the time), from the Paris skyline to a calm lake in Switzerland.
The artists gleefully subverted traditional hotel conventions: the room included signs encouraging you to steal the gold-embroidered towels – would you do it? Breakfast was delivered to your door the following morning and when you have checked out, the hotel was re-opened to the public as an art attraction.