First glimpse of Prince Carl Philip Bernadotte and his colleague Oscar Kylberg design.
As the time nears for the new winter Icehotel to open in Swedish Lapland (10th December 2021), the hotel has unveiled an incredible new deluxe suite located in Icehotel 365, the permanent hotel, called A Midsummer Night’s Dream, from the design team which includes Prince Carl Philip Bernadotte and his colleague Oscar Kylberg.
The Swedish Prince’s involvement this year gives this unique hotel its first ‘royal’ suite in the 32 years it has been opening up its doors to guests in Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.
The new suite features incredible flowers frozen into the design and is called ‘A midsummer night's dream’ bringing guests on a journey back to the warmer days of Swedish midsummer. In addition, there’s a soundtrack in the suite taking the form of buzzing bees, whistling winds, and violin playing. This together with carefully selected lighting this will enhance the experience further taking guests back to Midsummer despite the room being at a constant minus five degrees.
Britons keen to see the suite for themselves should contact Icehotel travel specialist Discover the World which offers a wide range of weekend breaks to the hotel.
This is also the first time that the award-winning design duo has taken on a project consisting entirely of ice and snow. They are two of the 32 artists from all over the world who have been involved in this year’s designs which will be uncovered with the opening of the winter hotel in nine days and include two British design teams.
“The idea is that the hotel's both guests will experience something that is unique to Sweden and our heritage in a slightly different way. By alluding to midsummer, we create a frozen moment that the guest will get to experience,” says Carl Philip Bernadotte and Oscar Kylberg.
It is also the first time in the hotel's history a material that is not ice or snow has been used, namely flowers and plants. The flowers permeate the entire furniture, for example in the form of an ice block around the bed with birch leaves and a ceiling lamp in the form of a flower wreath. Everything in the room is reminiscent of midsummer, one of Sweden's most beloved traditions.
“We hope to be able to convey the Scandinavian feeling of nature and this unique tradition in our own artistic way. We wanted to create a concept that was based on taking in the Swedish flora and making it available all year round with the help of ice, nature's own conservation technology”, added Carl Philip Bernadotte and Oscar Kylberg.
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