Elliptical Icehotel Artsuite by Gaston Vacaflores and Geertje Jacob
by Harry / January 13, 2013


Elliptical is the name of the first interactive artsuite made of ice and snow at the Jukkasjärvi, Sweden ICEHOTEL.



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Guests of the room are invited to interact and play a game of marbles - made of ice - that run in a groove along the wall into a bowl at the end of the bed.


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A marble track made of ice begins in the walls of Artsuite #322. When the balls finish rolling down the wall track they then roll along the sides of the elliptical bed and are collected in a bowl in the floor.


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The lightdesign supports the idea of a dynamic, interactive room. "To us, the room is the sculpture, and therefore we work with the overall structure and totality rather than focusing on details." say Vacaflores and Jacob.


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"The elliptical form is clear and pure and it was surprising to see it work so well with the room's arched vault."


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Elliptical took three weeks in November to create and will melt by Spring.


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