This schizophrenic space goes to show just how much contrast plays into our understanding of a place, balancing eye-busting graffiti with stark white, divided by an (in)visible line drawn right down the middle.

Tilt Panic Room

The room is located at the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France, one of a series of artistically redesigned accommodations.

Tilt Panic Room artist tilt painting

This particular work is known as ‘The Panic Room’ – and really, its binary extremes are a shock to the senses worthy of the title given it by its makers: Tilt (images by Big Addict).

Tilt Panic Room half white
Tilt Panic Room mirror detail
Tilt Panic Room cup detail

Walls, mirrors, bed, ceiling, floor, nothing is sacred or set apart in this extreme interior design project.

Check out this video tour of the room!

“The hotel Au Vieux Panier asked me to design a room, I first told them that I wasn’t interested doing just decoration in the room but I wanted
to create something that will look more like an installation,” says the artist.

Tilt Panic Room artist

“I thought about it also as a huge canvas where I needed to think about the composition and play with the empty white part of the room to accentuate more the idea of Chaos on the other part. Then I asked my friend Tober who gat a great old school style for tags, Grizz who is also the man behind the camera and Don Cho who is a Hip Hop singer from Marseille but who used to be a tagger from my home town Toulouse.”

“It took one week to do the whole thing cause the idea was to exaggerate what you can usually see in some abandoned places. Too much tags, too much drips, too much sentences, too much throw ups … What I also wanted to show is that people can appreciate any type of graffiti, even the more basic, it’s just a matter of point of view …”