Hotel Decorates Room Using QR Codes

The newly opened Hotel Modez, located in the Dutch city of Arnhem, have unveiled a thoroughly modern guest room done in collaboration with creative studio Piet Paris. The hotel, located in the trendy Klarendal district, commissioned a room (shown above) covered with Quick Response Codes (known as QR codes), every one of which is a barcode that can be scanned with a mobile device. The hundreds of QRs covering everything from the walls to the curtains link the person scanning the codes to unique content.

The Hotel Modez worked with a number of world-renowned interior designers to bring the room to life. Antoine Peters produced the bespoke wallpaper, curtains and furniture covered in QR codes, which the designer would only hint link to a curated content of images, texts and movies. The pillows and fabrics in the room were made in collaboration with designer Daphne de Jong, while the square stools with codes laser-cut into the surfaces were been designed by Quinze & Milan.

Peters spoke to Dezeen Magazine, saying: “The abstraction of the room symbolizes the fact piquancies are always extracted from the eye, but I think these just belong to hotel rooms.” This is not the first time QR codes have been used as decor. This piece of technology was embedded in architecture and interiors at the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale and a call centre in Dijon by architects MVRDV.

With nearly every hotel guest around the world now carrying a smartphone, we can imagine this trend will only continue.