Designboom shows a sort of pop-up hotel room built in the nose of an MD-11. This is no fly-by-night operation, but a celebration of the end of KLM's use of the plane, which crossed the globe 3675 times and gets to play host to a contest before it is likely off to the airplane graveyard.
They have done a wonderful job of furnishing it with mid-century furniture and airplane memorabilia; even the video library is appropriately curated, limited to Snakes on a Plane, The Aviator, Top Gun or Disney’s Planes. Alas, unlike the conversion of another jet into a hostel, this is only a three night gig. And you are not allowed to play on the slides.
The thing about this pop-up is that it looks a whole lot better than some of the wretched excess of those palaces in the sky, with their gold plated taps and fancy interiors. This is actually quite stylish. Enter the contest here.
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