Four titles from Zola's pen served as inspiration for the wall and interior design: "Earth, Dream, Prey and Sin."
ROOM 208 – THE LAYERS OF THE EARTH
"La terre," "The Earth," is the title of the book that served Alexander Queisser as inspiration for one of the suites. Here, the artist has embarked on a game of color temperatures.
He used up to 50 colors to bring the composition to perfection. This ascending color composition is broken in the middle by mortised end timbers.
Now they nestle flush into the color layers of the wall and ideally round off the multi-faceted harmony.
ROOM 104 – THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF
To implement the idea of this suite, Alexander Queisser has cooperated conceptually with the artist Anna Menecia Antenete Hambira.
The designer behind the label @amaaena has impressively demonstrated her inventiveness and skill.
Fabrics sewn in a patchwork look in harmoniously coordinated shades of blue hang over each other in several layers.
ROOM 108 – WOOD MEETS FIRE AND METAL
In this suite, brass and charred wood form the defining elements. The basis of the walls are brass plates cleaned and treated with zapon varnish.
The metallic character of the base he added chopped scrap wood. He hand-selected each of the long planks and had them cut in an old sawmill.
Once the arrangement of wood and brass plates was determined, the destructive element followed. Alexander Queisser set fire to the wooden planks.
ROOM 209 – PAINT IT BLACK
Upon entering, the eye is drawn to the dark front of the room. Several layers emerge on the wall in black and gray tones. The jute, hemp and cotton fabrics used were dyed with natural colors.
Robert Wieser, a professor at the University of Applied Arts, lent a helping hand. The finishing touch was a layer of gypsum plaster, which was applied partly over the fabric panels, scraped off and smoothed.
"I always go the extra mile in design to get more out of it."