The Lobby of The Far East Hotel

The Lobby of The Far East Hotel in Beijing has a simple and functional interior. One champagne colored leather couch with 4 matching chairs, that’s the only furniture to be found in this lobby. This furniture is humongous and placed against the wall, in a row, leaving enough space to fit 2 busloads of tourists in front of the reception desk. It’s all a bit run down because of old age but it’s a very comfortable place to wait, play, read, have a chat, spend the afternoon or even sleep. The marble floors are shiny and easy to keep clean, they are similar in style to the larger restaurants and shops in Beijing.

The lobby of The Far East Hotel Inspired us, at Mimi Berlin, whilst in search for a location to photograph our Mimi Beijing Fashion-Fest  group portrait. Hotel lobby’s are always inspiring but we found this hotel lobby the most suitable for our project. Every time we visited the couch and chairs were occupied by at least one person doing something…..like walking through our camera lens.

Mimi Beijing by Mimi Berlin

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MIMI BERLIN PORTFOLIO: PHOTOGRAPHY

mimi beijingMimi Beijing by Mimi Berlin, a Fashion-Fest made in Beijing China, 9/29/2013. This group portrait was made during Mimi Berlin’s first trip ever to Beijing. Inspired by this new temporary surrounding; the Dashilar Area (historic center of Beijing), Mimi Beijing came to live at The Far East Hotel Lobby.

All the portrayed are friends and colleagues of Mimi Berlin, they are also students from CAFA, from left to right: (standing) Richie, Greg, Rebecca, Tom, (sitting): Viola, June, Ray, Rex, Paris.

Dear boys and girls; Danke Schön for inspiring us! Extra thanks to SALON/BJ participants: Conny Groenewegen for the Fashion Vibes and the black&white knitted tops. Sander Wassink for Viola’s shoes. youasme-measyou for the grey scarf. Klaas Kuiken and Dieter Volkers for the dipped lantern. Martin Butler for the wearable statement. Jan Rothuizen for the Heart-I-N-Y t-shirt. (Chris Kabel, Manon Schaap and Gijs Stork, thanks for lending your clothes to us). Thanks to Martijn den Boer for coming up with the title Mimi Beijing. Last thank you to SALON/BJ from the bottom of our hearts for making Mimi Beijing possible.

-See details concerning what Mimi Beijing is wearing at this Fashion-Fest
See details concerning the location of this Fashion-Fest

Mimi Beijing by Mimi Berlin will be on show from October 1st / 5th, during SALON/BJ at BJDW, Beijing, China. And at DDW (Dutch Design Week) at the report room of the participation of the designers of SALON/BJ during Beijing Design Week. Address: gebouw TAB, Zwaanstraat 1, Eindhoven. Open: daily 11-19.00 October 19-27, 2013.