1. They did what human beings looking for freedom, throughout history, have often done. They left.
A story about one of the original Hotel Hotel collaborators, Eric Ahlfors.
There are a handful of practitioners who have recreated or simply introduced a new level of quality to a part of Australian production simply by virtue of migrating here.
Upholsterer Eric Ahlfors is such a person. In his case he emigrated from France.
Eric and his team re-upholstered much of the furniture at Hotel Hotel. Their particular focus was on returning some of the more elaborate armchairs to their former glory. These chairs now sit in the room, apartments and the lounge.