This week, we are jetting up north to Sweden’s IceHotel to celebrate their silver jubilee. Many of you may not be knowing this, but the IceHotel conceptualized the first ever ice chapel back in the day. Adding to the plethora of unique designs and concepts, the IceHotel had once developed an ice sculpture for Sahara, a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and a customised ice piano for renowned Swedish pianist, Robert Wells. In addition to this, Chanel’s runaway ramp once featured a forty-meter iceberg sculpted by the hotel. For those of you who weren’t around for that period in time, the IceHotel has captured these historic creations in their online gallery, featuring images from the early 1990’s to present day.
The throwback-themed online gallery will feature treasured images of art suites inspired by Tom Russian’s art noveau and Frankenstein’s science lab.
Ever wondered what would happen to an ice hotel during the months of spring? Well, the entrepreneurs have mastered the solution to this ever-lasting problem by recreating an iconic hotel every winter!
Although today the distinctive hotel covers an impressive area of a professional soccer field, the hotel was initiated with a humble igloo spanning over a mere 45 square meters. If you happen to visit the hotel, you may be astonished to find sixty ice rooms, an innovative ice bar, a beautiful ice church and an elegant main hall featuring solid ice columns and iconic chandeliers.
Arne Berg, Creative Director of the IceHotel mentions how they had pondered over the thoughts of creating a “best-of” depiction of the hotel’s journey, but they were determined to fabricate an entirely new idea, sticking to their original mantra of always adopting an original design.
To further these celebrations, the hotel has constructed a brand-new event hall, bar area and a workshop allowing guests to participate in ice-sculpting classes. The Aurora Theatre Hall has been conceptualized by casting ice on to a glass balloon.
Preview the quintessential collection online on October 1st.