A Midsummer Night's Dream

DESIGN SUITE A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

DESIGNED BY BERNADOTTE & KYLBERG | ICEHOTEL 365 | AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND

the design

Pressed flowers between ice
Photo Magnus Mårding
Welcome to be enchanted in
A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Some 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, the ice is so clear that in some places you have to touch it to see that it’s actually there. It’s like no other ice that you’ve ever seen before. At least that we’ve ever seen before. When we were asked to design a suite for Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, we didn’t hesitate for a second. We also knew that it would be all about the ice.

Our idea? Well, what better way to show the true character of the ice than to encapsulate the most delicate and beautiful Swedish midsummer flowers in an arctic environment? For us Swedes, midsummer, and especially midsummer’s night, is filled with myth and legend. The Scandinavian nature that surrounds us flowers and ice plays a huge part in our cultural upbringing and has a bearing on who we are as Nordic people as Scandinavians. Hopefully, our vision with the suite ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will invite you also to be a part of us.

 

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Artists

BERNADOTTE & KYLBERG was founded in 2012 by Carl Philip Bernadotte and Oscar Kylberg and has since created designs for leading Swedish and international brands such as Hästens, Georg Jensen,  and many others. Bernadotte & Kylberg's design philosophy is to create unique, sustainable and timeless design with a strong focus on both maximum user benefit and a high degree of design.

The duo sees it as their task to, through new textures, materials and techniques, question how we use and look at an object - and thus create innovative designs that last for generations. Bernadotte & Kylberg have, among other things, been awarded the TableWare International Award of Excellence and the Red Dot Award in the category "High Quality Design" for their collection Aquatic for Stelton.

Portrait of Bernadotte & Kylberg
Photo Magnus Mårding