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From Co. Design, a gorgeously minimalist wedding chapel constructed in a Best Western. Seriously.


Voyagesta is the perfect chapel for people who’d rather gouge their eyes out than subject their friends and family (and, above all, themselves) to a froufrou wedding. For starters, it’s in a Best Western. Not a fancy resort. Not a country club. A mediocre chain hotel. (Can’t get less froufrou than that.) And yet, the designers, Tokyo-based Moment Design, somehow managed to turn the hall into a lovely, sui generis monument to minimalism.
The central motif here is a diamond pattern, which covers just about every last inch of the chapel, both inside and out, from the hallway to the backdrop of the altar. Why diamonds? To signify beauty? Perpetuity? Naw, the designers, say, they’re to evoke “ships… floating on the sea.” Oh, OK. Diamonds symbolize sails, sails symbolize voyages, marriage is a voyage. Ya’ get it? It took us a sec, too.

From Co. Design, a gorgeously minimalist wedding chapel constructed in a Best Western. Seriously.

Voyagesta is the perfect chapel for people who’d rather gouge their eyes out than subject their friends and family (and, above all, themselves) to a froufrou wedding. For starters, it’s in a Best Western. Not a fancy resort. Not a country club. A mediocre chain hotel. (Can’t get less froufrou than that.) And yet, the designers, Tokyo-based Moment Design, somehow managed to turn the hall into a lovely, sui generis monument to minimalism.

The central motif here is a diamond pattern, which covers just about every last inch of the chapel, both inside and out, from the hallway to the backdrop of the altar. Why diamonds? To signify beauty? Perpetuity? Naw, the designers, say, they’re to evoke “ships… floating on the sea.” Oh, OK. Diamonds symbolize sails, sails symbolize voyages, marriage is a voyage. Ya’ get it? It took us a sec, too.

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