As the little Old El Paso girl once said “Why can’t we have both?” and what a sentiment that has turned out to be. Fulfilling our 21st-century cravings for hybrids and 2-in-1 convenience, a Melbourne architect has turned a tiny one-bedroom flat into a an uber-cool retail concept where you can stay overnight, then buy the furniture the next day.
The “showroom, store and hotel in one” located in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy has been dubbed ‘Microluxe’ by architect Ben Edwards who works down the road at Edwards Moore studio with his partner Juliette Moore.
Microluxe Hotel is a retail space turned short-term rental that you can actually rent on Airbnb with everything that’s not nailed down for sale.
Yes, that’s right. Everything from the bath, kitchen fit-out, towels, chairs, paintings, couch, coffee table and even the olive oil soap is up for grabs at Microluxe Hotel via an iPad that allows you to order the items new from retailers that Edwards has sourced from…all with a 10% discount.
“It’s a shop you can stay in; an interesting cross-over between design and retail,” Edwards said. “You might get up from the bed and think ‘that was amazing’. So you get to try before you buy.”
At only $300 AUD per night, it’s a little slice of luxury convenience. Check out @micro_luxe for more.