70s Motel Interior Editorial for Wallpaper*

Shot by London based photographer John Short, these two beautiful interiors spreads for Wallpaper* sweep us into surrealist velvet ventures inspired by vintage references.

Born in the early 20’s along the motorway connections of the American West Coast, motels have often benefit from an inglorious reputation through the cinema. Deviating from this image, Wallpaper* has created a stylish set up of a modern motel in collaboration with interior stylist Matthew Morris, based on rich wooden tones and moody shades of cloudy blue and jade.

With a set design curated by George Lewin, Space Story tells how colors and shapes from Sonia Delaunay’s paintings are transposed into these modernist interiors, using the same geometric rhythm.

Motel set design: Matthew Morris
Space Story set design: Georges Lewin