Fancy holding your next corporate meeting inside Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Not gonna happen. But businesses operating in Tokyo have access to the next best thing.
Japanese IT firm Zeeboon have established two “Idea Castles” in Akihabara that can be rented for meetings. One, called the “Royal Palace Magic School”, clearly draws inspiration from Harry Potter, complete with a stone-walled classroom decorated with wall-mounted swords and hanging owl cages.
The second Idea Castle is based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and is appropriately named “Alice’s White Room”. The walls are covered passages from, as well as artwork and sculptures inspired by, Lewis Carrol’s celebrated books. There’s even a gnarled tree that appears to be plastered with book pages. I could definitely get some work done in a room like that.
Naturally, the rooms are also outfitted with technological necessities such as Wi-Fi and ruddy great big 60″ displays. The goal, Zeeboon hopes, is to inspired a “child-like” creativity in those who choose to rent these rooms for their meetings and retreats.
An hour in either room costs 30,000 yen, or approximately $282. Plus, y’know, the cost of flying to and putting yourself up in Japan, I suppose.
(via RocketNews 24)