Les Ateliers de Germaine recreate Parisian rooftops for IceHotel
Creativity at it's core
Dozing off with the lights and chimney pots of Paris all around you in sub zero temperatures - this would be one hotel stay you would never forget. The talented duo Les Ateliers de Germaine, have created one of the latest installments at the IceHotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. The room features blocks of ice carved out to replicate the Parisian rooftops, based on Montmarte, one of Paris' most well-known areas.
The hotel is located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic circle, it is the largest hotel in the world made of snow and ice. For the past 24 years, each year, the IceHotel has risen again from the snow, constructed afresh, with its new art and design. The natural beauty and resources of this destination will inspire anyone that walks through its crystalline doors.
The designers behind Les Ateliers de Germaine, Luc Voisin and Mathieu Brison, designed the room to re-create a "postcard from Paris" vibe.
The oval room features a hand-carved outline of the Sacré-Cœur basilica and the rooftops have illuminated windows and chimney pots dotted all around the sides of the room - leaving the bed right in the middle of its beautiful surroundings.
Working with extreme weather conditions, a challenge for any artist - because if the room is warm the snow can be wet and sticky and at other times if it is too cold, the ice can start to crack and be very fragile.
The IceHotel also features a suite replicating a mad scientists laboratory, designed by Swedish designers Pinpin Studio. "In November, Jukkasjärvi becomes a melting pot of influences, cultures and languages. Everyone comes together to create art - it is a fantastic journey to be a part of," commented Jens Thoms Ivarsson, Director of Design på IceHotel.
The IceHotel is now open for the season and receiving guests. To book online or find out more visit the official website here.