Gallery: Beam Me Up: Out of This World Ice Hotel Room Dazzles With Glow...

 
"Beam Me Up" is Pinpin Studio's second suite for the Icehotel - they did their first one, "Kraken´s Lair" last year.

In “Beam Me Up”, Pinpin Studio sought to combine an artistic approach with playfulness and humor. They wanted visitors to feel as if they were part of a story – that something is going on around them and that they are involved. The world becomes a stage, and the visitor is transformed into an actor.

Upon entering the room, visitors are transported to a sci-fi scene where four UFOs hover over the trees surrounding Torne River in northern Sweden (just below the Northern Lights). The room invites visitors to participate not only through its visual design, but also by letting them partially enter one of the beams to get beamed up, or by lying down on the illuminated hovering bed.

“Beam Me Up” is Pinpin Studio‘s second suite for the Icehotel – they did their first one, “Kraken´s Lair” last year. Pinpin Studio consists of Christian Strömqvist and Karl-Johan Ekeroth, both of whom graduated with a MFA in Child Culture Design from HDK, the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden. Pinpin Studio primarily designs for play and playful situations in products, digital applications and spatial design. For more references and information, visit pinpin.se, stromqvistdesign.com, and playdesigner.se.

+ Pinpin

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?