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KOTI Bed & Breakfast, a celebration of Finnish culture in the heart of Paris. KOTI means ‘home’ in Finnish and you can experience the “hygge” and all the Scandinavian things heart-warmingly. KOTI is conceived and created by designer Linda Bergroth, is a living installation that will bring the magic of the Finnish summer cabin experience to Paris’s Rive Gauche. From January 2017, for 100 days, guests can book a bed in a specially created spruce cabin, surrounded by beautiful design pieces, to immerse themselves in Finnish culture.
A taste of a Finnish cottage life in the heart of Paris!
The cabins are inspired by the aitta, a traditional Finnish guest cottage. Celebrating simplicity, each cabin contains high-quality Finnish pieces by both emerging designers and established companies. The sleeping cabins open onto a shared space with a communal dining table where share a traditional breakfast in the morning. As well as coffee, served in distinctive Piippu pots, a bounty of traditional specialties such as rye bread, salted butter and Finnish berries.
KOTI will also play host to a series of inspiring events throughout the installation: concerts, talks, film screenings and pop-up restaurants. KOTI is a unique project that is part of national celebrations of the centenary of Finland’s independence.
Designer Linda Bergroth says: “In Finland, as in much of the rest of the world, home is where the heart is. But just as important to the idea of home comforts is the countryside cabin: frequent, refreshing visits to the cabin, often shared with family members, are considered an essential part of everyday life. Getting back to nature in a simple cabin, often without electricity or running water, can help us all to reconnect with family and friends and unwind from the pressures and responsibilities of day-to-day life.”