AIRBNB at LDF2014? Our Pad in West Didsbury’s better ;)

Fascinated to see a collaboration between Airbnb and acclaimed designers Jasper Morrison, Ilse Crawford, Raw Edges and Patternity for this year’s London Design Festival. Set in Trafalgar Square, four 6m x 4m structures were built and the exterior & interiors designed to incorporate ‘home’ in all its different senses.

Airbnb at London Design Festival 2014

The four different design teams created four different looks and although I didn’t see them in the flesh, or in the ply to be more accurate, this article on Dezeen has some great images.Airbnb at London Design Festival 2014

Gotta say though, as the proud owner of a teeny space The Pad which is advertised & rented through Airbnb, I wanted to see innovative space use, exciting interiors and future ideas. Apart from the interesting sliding partitions by Raw Edges, I was a bit disappointed.

Airbnb at London Design Festival 2014I’m clearly much too practical and not designery enough! Fun though, plus an interesting way for Airbnb to raise their profile. I’ve already recommended the site to quite a few people who’ve used it to book places to stay out of Manchester. Who knows, when Moregeous Mansions is finished, I may even pop it on there when we’re not in town!

Yep, I think The Pad in West Didsbury would definitely win in an Airbnb-Off based on usage per square metre and stylish design. Check us out HERE x

Luxury Boutique hotel room West Didsbury, South Manchester

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