— In a nutshell, how would you describe Shelter 7?
I don’t think it’s to everybody’s taste, but what you’re really buying into is a personal house. It’s not the idea that you’re staying in a hotel room.”
— Shelter 7 bedroom
— Shelter 7 is a mixture between a holiday apartment and an exhibition space. What was your inspiration for that?
The holiday apartment is also a commercial space. The vintage and designer furniture selected by interior architect Frederic Hooft is for sale. The apartment is filled with names as Van Severen, Joe Colombo, Arne Jacobson, etc. Every 3 months we change something, a new sofa, a new table, a new chair. I think its important to do that and see it as your own house. The personal touch and details I find very important. Those personal touches include for example, Aesop soaps, monthly new design and interior magazines, a sweet welcome present...”
— Living area
— You say that Shelter 7 is a place with distinct soul and great design...
The apartment mixes modern and old elements. Authentic features like the staircase and wooden floor are left untouched. With its 95 square meters, it’s a cosy and very comfortable apartment. It has the atmosphere of a snug chalet in the mountains: fireplace, qualitative materials like stone, concrete and wood, and it is very, very quiet. On the other hand, the apartment is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the shopping area.”
— Staircase and kitchenette
— Please tell us a bit about the facilities at Shelter 7 and the services you offer.
— To you personally, what makes Shelter 7 so special?