For the International Day of Peace, September 21st 2017, MASSIVart, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Ivanhoé Cambridge and Sid Lee Architecture were pleased to unveil the hotel’s newly redesigned Suite 1742, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their iconic Bed-In for Peace in 1969.
Preserving the historical character of Suite 1742 was a key goal for our team.
MASSIVart Studio, designed and produced artworks, interactive pieces and multimedia installations. This includes a virtual reality movie, three interactive devices and an archival cabinet. This wall contains photos, videos and historical items, among them a ‘Give Peace a Chance’ vinyl record.
Visitors will be able to use virtual-reality headsets placed on either side of the bed for an exclusive immersive experience—allowing them, among other things, to sense the unique energy of the bed-in from the point of view of John or Yoko.
Finally, reproductions of the famous handwritten ‘Hair Peace’ and ‘Bed Peace’ cutouts adorn the window once again..
«Suite 1742 now includes interactive facilities featuring archival material from the stay of these leading figures of the peace and love movement.»
«You lie down in bed as if you were John or Yoko in 1969, and see spooky apparitions of the couple and journalists asking you questions.»
«Pick up the phone to hear John’s unforgettable voice.»