extreme design: legacy of the river ice hotel
 
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dec 09, 2010

extreme design: legacy of the river ice hotel

‘legacy of the river’ – art suite at sweden’s ice hotel all images courtesy extreme design

inspired by disney’s movie release TRON: legacy, UK design duo ben rousseau and ian douglas–jones of extreme design have just completed ‘legacy of the river’. the art suite is part of this season’s ice hotel in jukkasjärvi, arctic sweden. the original and largest hotel on earth made entirely from ice and snow.

using futuristic lighting technologies that use negligible amounts of energy, concept architecture and styling taken from a combination of scenes from the forthcoming film, the designers have used the unique project as a platform to launch a new range of illuminated furniture and interiorsproducts due out early 2011.

‘we are both massive TRON fans, so the timing of the release of disney’s new 3d high-tech adventure, TRON: legacy, this month was absolutely perfect. the suite itself takes most of it’s influence from a nightclub scene in the film involving one of our favorite music artist daft punk, who wrote the score for the film’ says ian douglas–jones

the hotel will open its doors for business tommorow.

the suite

detail of lighting

detail of lighting

designers ben rousseau and ian douglas – jones of extreme design

the reindeer skin placed on top of the ice

lighting slabs being installed

the main gallery taking shape

detail of the main gallery

main ice chamber now sealed up with beautiful clear throne river ice

cutting the ice with a chainsaw

  • Love this. Such a surprise to see Tron influencing such an iconic hotel, but all the more pleasant for it.

    There’s an interview with the Creative Director of the hotel at http://hugocreate.com/icehotel

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