German artists have unveiled a "Biedermeier"-style room made entirely of chocolate and marzipan, complete with panelling, vases, cutlery and pictures all fashioned from the confectionery. The eight artists at a chocolate factory in the eastern city of Halle took three months and used 1,764 lb of chocolate and 200 kilograms of marzipan to complete their creation, the first of its kind in Germany.

"The room looks good enough to eat!" Halloren factory spokeswoman Nadine Schindler said on Friday. The room was decked out in the 19th century style usually associated with restraint and utilitarianism.

The project was part of the 200th anniversary celebrations at the Halloren chocolate factory, which lays claim to the title of Germany's oldest.

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