Luxury Ice Hotel Gets Experimental Design Treatment [Pics]
Each year, artists are asked to design suites made entirely out of snow for the dwelling in Sweden.
The Icehotel in Northern Sweden is constructed every November-December out of only ice and snow before it melts away in late spring. Each year, artists from around the world are asked to design and create a hotel suite.
By day these suites form the gallery of the hotel, visited by 30,000 people and slept in by 15,000 international guests during the season. Multi-disciplinary Dutch designer Wouter Biegelaar was selected for ‘Suite 315: Iceberg’. He writes on his website:
The main object in the suite is one piece of furniture where you can lounge, sit and sleep. The walls look like they are upholstered. Like a chesterfield couch. An iceberg in a soft environment. emphasizing the characteristics of the two materials. Snow being soft and easy to form. Ice being hard and “sharp”.
Click through to see pictures of the suite made of ice: