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Norwegian Hotel Hooks You Up With a Rock Star at Bedtime

Members of A-ha, Coldplay Helped Design Apparatjik Suite at The Thief in Oslo

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The Thief Hotel: Sleep With A Rock Star
The Thief Hotel: Sleep With A Rock Star

Oslo design hotel The Thief (which previously replaced all its pay-TV porn with contemporary art) is letting guests choose to sleep beside a rock star of their choice in an interactive stunt. The Guardian reports that the hotel is launching an interactive suite that encourages guests to project a life-size image of their favourite musician onto the bed beside them. They can choose between A-ha's Magne Furuholmen (known as Mags in the band's '80s heyday), Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman, Mew singer Jonas Bjerre and producer Martin Terefe, all members of the pan-European supergroup Apparatjik.

The Thief's Apparatjik Suite
The Thief's Apparatjik Suite

The members of Apparatjik helped design the suit, which also features pixelated carpets, video installations, antlers on the walls and a mirror ball in the bathroom as well as eight prints signed by the musicians. The Apparatjik Suite will cost between $420 and $ 700 a night.

Mr. Furuholmen is closely involved with the hotel, having developed Climax Card Game, a "do-it-yourself" version of his art installation "Climax," for guests to assemble in its lobby. The original artwork, a giant stack of cards made from aluminium plates, was unveiled by Al Gore during the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo.

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