A Sauna Disguised As A Golden Egg Sits In The Landscape Of Sweden

Designers Bigert & Bergstrom have unveiled the SOLAR EGG, a public sauna art installation that's made from 69 pieces of gold plated steel that reflects the city and surrounding landscape.

Photography by Jean-Baptiste Béranger

 

Design duo Bigert & Bergstrom have unveiled the SOLAR EGG, a public sauna art installation, as part of an urban transformation project by developer Riksbyggen for the city of Kiruna, Sweden. The egg has a shell of gold plated steel that reflects the city and surrounding landscape.

Inspired by the Arctic climate where light and darkness changes with the seasons, the designers wanted to create the egg shape to represent rebirth and new opportunties.

 

Designers Bigert & Bergstrom have unveiled the SOLAR EGG, a public sauna art installation that's made from 69 pieces of gold plated steel that reflects the city and surrounding landscape.

Photography by Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Made of 69 separate pieces, the contemporary sauna can be disassembled and moved around the city. It stands at 16 feet (5m) tall, and 13 feet (4m) wide, and can be accessed through a set of golden pull-down stairs.


Designers Bigert & Bergstrom have unveiled the SOLAR EGG, a public sauna art installation that's made from 69 pieces of gold plated steel that reflects the city and surrounding landscape.

Photography by Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Inside, multi-level wood seating with hidden lighting and patterned wood walls surround the fireplace. The fascinating egg can accommodate up to eight people at once.


Inside this egg shaped sauna, multi-level wood seating with hidden lighting and patterned wood walls surround the fireplace. The fascinating egg can accomodate up to eight people at once.

Photography by Jean-Baptiste Béranger

The wood burning fire made from iron and rocks, has been designed as the heart of the egg. Wood can easily be added to the fireplace allowing the heat to keep flowing in the sauna.


Inside this egg shaped sauna, multi-level wood seating with hidden lighting and patterned wood walls surround the fireplace. The fascinating egg can accomodate up to eight people at once.

Photography by Jean-Baptiste Béranger

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