Hotels that give due value to the arts do add on to the aesthetics of the hotel; but there are so many more layers to the whole act of incorporating art in various forms to the city. Through these masterpieces, we have witnessed cultural upturns, social issues brought to light, a societal rebuilding and so much more.
However, when we observe the chain of Icelandair Hotels, there is something unique yet familiar about it. This chain has a resounding presence throughout Iceland, with each hotel displaying its very own identity, yet maintaining a common thread to bring it all together. Each of the hotels, flaunts its very own sculpture in one of its public areas by Icelandic artist Aðalheiður S. Eysteinsdóttir. The significance of this sculpture to the hotel is manifold as it is a clever representation of the hotel’s characteristics and the hotel itself and the bigger umbrella or the family they constitute.
These sculptures individually refer to the essence of life in the countryside of Iceland and relate to the nature and its bounties. When looked at, as a whole, these works of art paint an imagery of the gorgeous country that is – Iceland.
Whether it is the significance of the humble animal Sheep in the Icelandic culture which is believed to have kept the nation alive or it is the moment when a banker and Sigrún come together to weave a nostalgic tale; every sculpture has a tale to tell. As the man is in the mood for some introspection Privat was born and the lifestyle of sailors on the shore inspired Sailor Ashore<span>. The stout and adventurous Reindeer come alive here as the Farmer looks around for his coworker. Freyja’s Fosterland welcomes you in the true spirit of Iceland and the Vegetable Farmer awaits to greet you with the freshest of produce.
The mélange of these meaningful and representative sculptural marvels creates an immense interest amongst travelers as their curiosity is piqued, while they find an authentic source of all the information they can ask for in these very sculptures too.