Yayoi Kunama to transform a London bedroom into a work of art

Through a ground-breaking new collaboration with the Tate Modern, Airbnb is offering one lucky Londoner the chance to have their bedroom redesigned by world-renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The partnership is set to capture the imagination of art lovers, temporarily turning someone’s living space into an immersive installation.

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Kusama – recently named by Time as one of the world’s 100 most influential people – is acclaimed for the mirrored rooms and polka dot patterns that feature in her work, as seen in her major exhibition at Tate Modern in 2012. Her vibrant, engaging and innovative style will completely transform one room in London into a functioning, liveable work of art to be listed on Airbnb, allowing a once-in-a-lifetime stay for future guests.

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Image: Airbnb / The Tate

Hosts who are currently listing either a private room or an entire home on Airbnb can apply for this unique opportunity via the Tate website, where they will be invited to say why their space should be chosen. Entries can be submitted from today through until 10 May 2016, after which a winner will be selected and notified.

The competition will see the winner’s bedroom transformed in time for the much-anticipated opening of the new Tate Modern, including its ten-storey new building designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, and its completely new displays of modern and contemporary art from around the world.

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Image: Airbnb / The Tate


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