The Proposal, Zürich

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The Proposal, Zürich

Young creatives' unique art/hospitality proposition...

A tranquil courtyard in the up and coming district of Zürich Wiedikon is the setting of an utterly compelling art and hospitality concept; The Proposal. Showcasing prototype versions of potential artworks, the first in a series of 6 planned ‘proposals’ is Too Fat to Fail, an inflatable sculpture that founders Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber hope to see 10-times larger and squeezed into New York’s Grand Central Station.

Inspired by Mexican Manuel Uribe – one of the fattest men alive – the disturbingly bulbous installation can be viewed direct from your bed in either the gallery itself, or the 1977 Peugeot J7 bus outside; as The Proposal is not just a gallery, but possibly the most astonishingly unique b&b we can recall. With 5 more suggestions planned between now and April 2012 – from artists working in the fields of architecture, design and fashion – and the chance to ‘live’ inside this truly fascinating art space; the proposal extended by these young creatives is surely one too good to turn down…

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Photography: Benjamin Hofer

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