Pixel in the gallery by Thomas Feichtner / Hirschgasse 17

Located near Landestheater is the art gallery Simone Feichtner specialized in young contemporary art. In 2009 the gallery contains pixelhotel based on the design of Thomas Feichtner, who created a very special bed for this pixel.

The Pixel Hotel is an architecture project for Linz09 based on an idea of the young architects Sabine Funk, Michael Grugl, Jürgen Haller, Christian H. Leeb, Richard Steger and Christoph Weidinger. Individual rooms located throughout the city of Linz were adapted as hotel rooms for the year as Capital of Culture. Each of the hotel rooms - six to date (Pixel in court, Pixel with garden, Pixel in the textilpassage, Pixel on the water, Pixel in the Volksküche, Pixel in the Galerie) - has a different design. Thomas Feichtner designed the Hirschgasse 17 Pixel, which is located on the premises of a Gallery in downtown Linz. The furniture designed for this purpose should not be seen as fixtures but as individual showpieces, and they should be used. The walls of the gallery display the artwork and pictures by Thomas Feichtner.

Axiome Chair by Thomas Feichtner

Pixelhotel is a Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture project.

Pixelhotel invites its guests to spend their stay in Linz residing in not-your-everyday accommodations—in a Pixelhotel providing a very unconventional sort of lodging. The individual rooms and suites are dispersed throughout the entire city. Here, a room’s situated in an old storefront; there, it’s in a former workshop set on a backstreet courtyard or on a ship. All over town, there are interesting but unused premises that are being converted into hotel rooms in conjunction with this urban development and architectural project. They’re in nice residential areas, downtown, industrial zones and working-class neighborhoods—after all, every part of town has its stories to tell and the Pixelhotel lets guests experience them right up close.

A Pixel is the smallest unit of the hotel. For breakfast, though, guests have to leave the premises and make their way to one of the cafés located nearby. Same goes for lunch and dinner: you’re called upon to take city map and transit system pass in hand and discover the culinary pleasures the city has to offer. Thus, the restaurants of Linz serve as the hotel’s dining room, and neighborhood pubs with their local color more than make up for the absence of a lobby bar.

Mayas Bed by Thomas Feichtner

FX10 Loungechairs by Thomas Feichtner

Tablechair by Thomas Feichtner

Bathroom by Thomas Feichtner

Gallery and art-piece or maybe hotelroom and bed?

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