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London Underground comes to the ICEHOTEL

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3 July 2013 by Luke McCormick

The guest designs for next year's ICEHOTEL have been announced with the London Underground due to take centre stage.

The selected art suite design proposals for next winter's hotel include a London Underground platform with end station, a Frankenstein-like science lab and a Montmartre-inspired roof top setting - all made in ice and snow.

The art suite, ‘Mind the Gap' is to be created by artist Marcus Dilistone, a British film director who was also an associate music producer for the Athens 2004 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. In 2011 he built the humorous Frigid Dare suite at the ICEHOTEL.

The guest designers that will be responsible for the eleven art suites in the hotel range from architects and children's product designers to visual anthropologists.

Every year, ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, has a brand new design with a unique mix of artists each time. The designers have had two months to complete and submit applications to ICEHOTEL following the creative team's annual open call for artists in April.

ICEHOTEL, soon to celebrate its 24tth anniversary, is built over eight weeks between the end of October and the end of December. Artists have about three weeks to complete their individual designs.

This year's hotel will have approximately 65 rooms ranging over five categories, including the eleven individually designed suites by guest artists.

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