To rent out apartments is an old idea of ours. While traveling we noticed each time that the mixture of a small hotel and a furnished apartment allows much more freedom and comfort than a big international hotel chain. Our spacious and carefully designed spaces provide the possibility to submerge into a different world of thoughts with a more personal and creative touch. After experiencing generic and uninviting business hotels in our numerous stays abroad, we were inspired to create a cozy and affordable accommodation in Berlin. After the acquisition and refurbishing of a Berlin-Mitte house from 1871, smartloft apartments & art was born!
Art challenges us to think. An artist‘s opinions, reactions, and his or her world is uniquely expressed in artworks, often with relevance to society and politics. smartloft apartments&art believes that bringing art from the gallery into a private space allows a more intimate conversation between the work and the observer. Living with an artwork generates a different type of contemplation and introspection than the experience permitted at a gallery or museum. Not only are we intent in providing a resonant experience to our guests, but we are also interested in presenting artists the opportunity to show in our carefully designed apartments, and/or to create site specific work which then only belongs to this particular space and time.