Located on the top floor of this high historical building implies impressive views over the canal and the city above its rooftops. The impressive vaulted ceilings with original beams and rafts visible, award the room a great sense of space and offer room for a small platform with a sleek, retro-inspired freestanding bathtub.
Its theme is cleverly implemented in the custom furniture pieces. The room offers two oak, miller chairs from the 1950s, providing a small seating area. The nightstands are made of original wooden millstones, the legs are designed by a local blacksmith. The reading lights on the headboard are repurposed covers from a mangle. Suspended from the ceiling, one can observe a large miller’s wheel, studded with cast iron rivets. Truly unique is the unusual Cologne gutter visible behind the bed.
The many wooden accents in combination with the subtle colour scheme convey a vibe of elegance and craftsmanship. The Miller represents a craft that is deeply linked to the Dutch cultural heritage.
The Airplane Builder, located in the building’s top floor, oozes the glamour and luxury of times when air travel was still only for the lucky ones. The room offers outstanding views over the canal, vaulted ceilings, a custom leather headboard, a rain shower and a striking full chrome freestanding bathtub to add to the appeal.
Much of the furniture is made of recycled airplane parts, making the comfortable room like a Pandora’s box of delight and surprises. The bar is an old air inlet from a 1940s Starfighter jet captured in glass and part of a Pratt and Whitney engine, used in a Fokker F50 turboprop passenger airliner, was sawn in half to create nightstands. The Rolls Royce turbine blades from the engine of a Fokker F28 Friendship passenger jet were polished and got a second life as bedside reading lights. Clothes and other belongings are stored in a wardrobe made of emergency exit doors of the same jet.
The Aviation Room will offer guests the allure of an exciting industry combined with the luxury and comfort one can expect today.