Today we continue our exclusive look into the making of the 2018 ICEHOTEL Sweden. This is the last stage of the build, before the unveiling of the full design!
Throughout December, Chalk & Moss has followed applied artist/furniture designer Hugh Miller and architect/landscape designer Howard Miller on their exciting Arctic adventure. They won the competition to design one of the rooms of this spectacular boutique hotel made of ice and snow.
If you missed the first phase of the 2018 ICEHOTEL build coverage on Chalk & Moss, you can catch up here. In the coming week we’ll unveil the final design, so sign up to the newsletter not to miss it!
Biophilic Design works on the understanding that humans need to connect with nature for us to feel happy, healthy, productive and creative. This understanding applies to all the spaces we occupy, from homes and hotels to offices, hospitals and schools. This interior design and architecture approach seeks to join natural elements, materials, textures, sights, smells and sounds to make us feel at ease. The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, 200km north of Sweden’s Arctic Circle, has a wonderful connection with nature. The very foundations of the hotel’s structure come from when the clear water of the Torne River freezes. Each year, the hotel harvests two tonnes of ice blocks for use by 20 artists from around the world. From these blocks, come magical rooms, a bar and a wedding chapel with ice sculptures throughout. The hotel sits in the midst of the rugged beauty of the Arctic landscape.
The ICEHOTEL Sweden for the 2018 season is nearly finished. We’ve followed the six week journey with Hugh and Howard Miller. This is the last phase of their design, called “A Rich Seam”. Their winning design idea is based on digging a mine until a seam of ice is found, and continuing digging for more discoveries.
Now over to Hugh Miller to tell us what they’re up to…
The Construction of ICEHOTEL Sweden for 2018 Continues
Don’t miss the unveiling of the finished ICEHOTEL Sweden, 2018 season
Hugh and Howard Miller have now completed their ICEHOTEL adventure in Sweden, and are almost ready to unveil the full scheme. Don’t miss this exciting announcement this week! You can keep up to date on this, and other nature connected design with the Chalk & Moss newsletter.
Scandinavia has so much inspiring architecture with an intimate connection to its stunning landscape, many of which are available for holiday rentals. You won’t want to miss this glass cabin cantilevered above the water in the Norwegian Manshausen resort above the Arctic Circle, and this cosy mountain cabin that reflects the Norwegian way of life.
If winter, cold and ice is what makes you feel alive, but you also appreciate the cosy side of life, do head over to these seasonal gifts and homewares in the shop.