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Sweden's Icehotel Debuts Rainforest and Clock-Themed Rooms

For 25 years, the folks behind Sweden's Icehotel have been commissioning artists to carve elaborate temporary hotel rooms from 1,000 tons of ice block and more than one million cubic feet of snow. Located in an 1,100-person village 125 miles north of the Arctic circle, the world's first hotel made from snow and ice has been building ambitious rooms for years, but this time they went all out to celebrate their quarter-century of seasonal existence (the hotel usually melts by mid-April). The latest suites drew inspiration from ideas as varied as European folk art, baroque architecture in Spain, and the inside of a timepiece. One freezing room is even modeled after a lush rainforest, while another pays homage to fonts and the printing process.

Photos by Paulina Holmgren via Design Boom

· Inside the Art Suites at the 25th Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi [Design Boom]
· All Icehotel coverage [Curbed National]
· All Served Over Ice posts [Curbed National]