Fantastic Hand-Carved Interiors of Icehotel in Sweden
You surely heard about the first and hence the most famous ice hotel located in Sweden and named simply “Icehotel”. First established back in 1989 in the village of Jukkasjarvi, every year this wonderful hotel is getting re-born again and receives guests from December till April. Though the hotel offers all-year-round warm accommodation as well, we’d like to focus on its seasonal cold rooms.
Why? Because each ice suite design is absolutely unique and never repeats. All cold accommodations are individually themed and hand carved by artists who were carefully selected from more than 200 applicants from different countries of the globe Absolutely every detail in the rooms (except for the beds) is sculpted from the ice of Torne River in Northern Sweden and Finland. And though the temperature in your bedroom will not exceed -5 degrees Celsius, don’t be afraid to get cold. You are supposed to sleep in thermal underwear, inside a thermal sleeping bag placed on a thick mattress of a wooden-based bed. According to the visitors, this is a marvelous and memorable experience of their lifetime.
We on HomeKlondike are traditionally interested in interior design, and today decided to have a look at the best ice suites and once again admire incredible imagination of their authors.
Johan and Nina Kauppi were in charge of designing a Blue Houses suite. In this room you will find marvelous illuminated houses sculpted from matte ice blocks.
For their Crystal Forest suite Viktor Tsarsky and Wouter Biegelaar created a giant architectural composition symbolizing geometrical stalagmites.
Tommy Alatalo has dressed up his Don’t Get Lost suite with embossed ornaments reminding of magical labyrinths from children’s books.
It’s not hard to guess that it was Gustav Klimt and his most famous Kiss artwork that inspired Kestutis and Vytautas Musteikis to create a suite with the same name.
While hand carving Once Upon a Time room, Luc Voisin and Mathieu Brison plunged deep into the history of art-deco.
Annasofia Maag and Sofi Ruotsalainen suggest your choosing a mustache to your liking and falling asleep in the company of ice cactuses. The bedroom they individually themed is called Pick Your Mustache.
Luca Roncoroni has designed a Victorian Apartment suite, the name of which explains everything about its style concept and mood.
Some designers, like Lena Kristrom, decided to touch on the topical theme of craze among social networks and named her suite Twitter.
Marjolein Vonk and Maurizio Perron have come up with a marvelous story about a fisherman and the moon for their Wishful Thinking room interior.
Tjasa Gusfors and Patrick Dallard have carved an original couple of frozen dancing people. Dancers In The Dark produce a mixed impression, but never leave anyone indifferent.
Alex Haw and Aditya Bhatt managed to build a fascinating ice staircase for their Dreamscape suite.
Pretty laconic and symbolic Flow interior design idea by Francisco Cortes Zamudio will surely take a fancy of minimalist-style admirers.
The subject of ocean’s depths was brought up by Julia Gamborg Nielsen and Lotta Lampa in their Hydro Smack suite design.
Nina and Magnus Hedman caught the under-the-sea theme and developed it further to carve a couple of Homeric mermaid-bodybuilders for a Mermaid Fitness room.
As you see, even rooms carved from ice can offer absolutely different styles and mood. All people are different, and it seems like this year the hotel owners managed to envisage a room to any taste and liking.