Norway's 'The Thief' Puts A-ha Band Member in Your Bed

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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 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. To book the Apparatjik Suite will cost between 2,550 and 4,200 Norwegian Kroner a night ($US 420-700).

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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