The bernadotte & kylberg suite is launched at icehotel 365
winter is finally here, and the doors to the iconic ice hotel 365 in northern sweden will soon open to reveal the second word bernadotte & kylberg suite. thirty-two artists from around the world traveled this autumn to Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, to complete this year’s art suites and ice rooms. two such artists were the award-winning design duo Prince Carl philip bernadotte and oscar kylberg. the room is called “a midsummer night’s dream” and is the first time the Swedish designers have embarked on a project that consists entirely of ice and snow.
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evokes midsummer with Swedish flora + buzzing soundscape
together with ice hotel 365 creative team and florist per benjamin, den designduo introduced flowers and plants as new elements in the ice and snow composition – a first in the hotel’s history. when you enter the bernadotte & kylberg suite, visitors will discover floral elements that permeate the furniture in the form of an ice block around the bed and a ceiling lamp shaped like a flower wreath. everything in the room therefore evokes midsummer – one of Sweden’s most beloved periods.“by alluding to midsummer, we have created a moment frozen in the time that guests get to experience”, share bernadotte and kylberg. more importantly, the duo wanted to build a concept “which presented Swedish flora, which made it available all year round with the help of ice, nature’s conservation technology.”
In addition to the art of ice and flowers, the designers have also created a soundtrack that evokes buzzing bees, whistling winds and violin playing. in combination with carefully selected lighting, the soundscape will elevate the unique experience of this mysterious midsummer night at the hotel. the bernadotte & kylberg suite is now open for booking on the website or through the hotel’s booking service. some of the proceeds for this room will be donated to charity.