SHARING THE ICECULTURE LOUNGE EXPERIENCE
Posted by iceculture on September 7, 2011
Iceculture has designed and built 20 ice lounges around the world – from Dubai, Thailand and South Africa to Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Now, Canadians can take a close look at the concept by touring a small ice lounge at the company’s facility located at 81 Brock Street, Hensall, Ontario.
Plant tours have become very popular at Iceculture as visitors are keen to learn how crystal clear ice is manufactured and processed and then transformed into an endless array of fascinating designs. They also watch a live ice carving demonstration, and see CNC technicians operate the computer-controlled routers and lathes in the company’s freezer studio.
A typical tour takes up to 90 minutes. It includes a power point presentation highlighting projects the company has handled over the years and sharing the challenges, both logistical and cultural, of working in different countries.
“Visitors have always been enthralled by tales of our adventures overseas and at home, says company founder Julian Bayley, however, it has been evident that people really do not understand the concept of an ice lounge; a room where the walls and all the furniture and décor is made out of ice. So, we invited our staff to create their own version of an ice lounge, showing the various elements for which Iceculture had become reknown”.
According to Production Manager Sam Bayley, the studio team produced the ice lounge with the aim of combing the elements and techniques that have been used in past projects to allow our Ambassadors to link our lounge to those projects built elsewhere. The lounge includes two of our own hand painted versions of Edward Munk’s ‘The Madonna – in a realistic ice painting and in a pop art style - as well as an ice bar, ice furniture and decorative elements. “We really wanted to be able to show and talk about the accomplishments of our team to a local audience”.
The Iceculture Experience Ice Lounge is designed to do just that - to add an interactive element to the plant tour by giving visitors a chance to dawn an insulated cape and gloves, and experience an ice lounge similar to what has been built in locations around the world.
To book a group tour, contact Sandra Ambing at 1-888-251-9967 ext 207 or email Sandra@iceculture.com.
For more information on Iceculture, please contact:
Heidi Bayley, President
81 Brock Street
Phone: 1-888-251-9967 ext. 207
07 Sep 2011
Iceculture has designed and built 20 ice lounges around the world – from Dubai, Thailand and South Africa to Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Now, Canadians can take a close look at the concept by touring a small ice lounge at the company’s facility located at 81 Brock Street, Hensall, Ontario. Read More