Barneys New York Christmas Windows 2015

Introducing The Ice Carvers in partnership with the ice carving collective Okamoto Studio. In the same custom-built ice locker, we created a stylized satellite studio for the collective to take up a daily residence of carving performances. Decked out in custom gear by Moncler Gamme Bleu designed by Thom Browne, the carvers will transform blocks of ice into detailed holiday and winter-themed sculptures, including penguins, polar bears, and more. 12244318_10153719296609244_906101017394921509_o

Introducing Ice Castles. For two of the Chillin’ Out windows, we built a fully operational custom ice locker to maintain an icy temperature of 3 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, enabling the creation and maintenance of ice formations. Ice farmers harvested 2,000 icicles to create a base structure for ice to grow. As the structure continues to receive a steady mist of water, it will grow and morph over the course of the installation—November 18 to December 31. The frozen empire is further brought to life by a choreographed use of light, illuminating the installation in translucent shades of blue, green, red, and purple, while a custom musical score evokes the icy sound and spirit of winter.



Introducing Winter Brilliance by Dale Chihuly. This site-specific installation from the artist features 700 hand-blow glass elements mimicking ice crystals frozen midair. Partnering with Christie THREE SIXTY to light the piece, we created a 3D-mapped choreography of moonlit snow and ice melding into a fiery display of reds and yellows.


Introducing Arctic Chase in partnership with Lexus. A play on a winter racetrack adventure occupied by three crystal-encrusted penguins perched atop 3-D printed and crystal-encrusted Lexus model cars. As the penguins race around the track, an animated short from Invisible Light Network entitled “Stay Cool” plays in the background, telling the story of a penguin hero racing his opponents through a winter wonderland.



Words and photos Barneys New York


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Creative Director at International Visual

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