Solar Egg Sauna In The Northernmost Town In Sweden

This Solar Egg sauna in Kiruna, Sweden – the northernmost town in the country – provides residents with a nesting place to warm up in the cold climate. Designed by Swedish artist duo Bigert & Bergström for real estate company Riksbyggen, “Solar Egg” is more than just about being a sauna. It also doubles as a meeting place for residents to discuss the changes that are affecting their town. As a press release states, “The egg shape seeks to symbolize rebirth and new opportunities at the start of Kiruna’s urban transformation, a project that involves the relocation of entire city districts in response to ground subsidence caused by decades of iron ore mining.” The sauna’s facade is covered in faceted gold mirrors, which reflect and fragment its surroundings and represent the many complexities surrounding issues of climate change. On the inside, walls are clad in honeycomb wood panels, and a large wood-heated and heart-shaped sauna stove takes center stage, heating the sauna up to temperatures between 75° and 85° C (167° F to 185° F).

Unique Treehotel in Sweden

Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Here you can forget about the time constraints of everyday life, enjoy the serenity, and rejuvenate in a sophisticated yet familiar environment. Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport. The village has a population of about 600 and features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta’s Pensionat. Then it’s just a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your treeroom. The most striking part of Harads is its magnificent surroundings. From Treehotel’s rooms you get a fantastic view of the Lule River valley, miles of forest and the powerful river.

Audi One Cultural Achievement Award from Jason Battersby

Let us show you quite unusual car concept. It’s even not quite concept car. This vehicle is designed by talanted artist from Sweden Jason Battersby as an award to celebrate cultural hero’s outstanding achievements. "Inspired by the Stanley Cup of the National Hockey League, I wanted to create a vehicle that would be passed on to each winner and be driven for one year, collecting the names and experiences of these great individuals." This project was in collaboration with Audi AG, done at the Umea Institute of Design in Sweden.

Creative Mosaic Ads for IKEA

It’s very important for modern advertising to force people to focus on it. That makes the ads unforgetable. And Sweden advertising agency Forsman & Bodenfors did their best to make Swedish Summer and Autumn advertising campaign for IKEA unique in its kind. There was created 5 mosaic portraits made out of thousands of IKEA products. This clever and interesting idea win several awards such as Epica Award 2009 and Eurepean Design Awards.