Case Studies

At Funky Ice, we pride ourselves not just on our artistic prowess, but on our customer service too. Whether it’s a quick turnaround for a birthday party or a major corporate event, we work with you every step of the way to make sure you get exactly what you want, when you want it, and at a price that’s right.

Premier League 2017 Winners – Chelsea

Chelsea’s football victory winning the premier league title meant only one thing and that was to celebrate. We hand carved a replica of the trophy along with the Chelsea emblem for the after party.

Endless Artist – 26 April 2017

As huge lovers of street art here at Funky Ice we felt very honoured and excited to be asked to work with upcoming street artist known as ENDLESS. Taking inspiration from our display at London Fashion Week, he asked us to encase one of his art pieces within ice for a presentation at Chelsea Waterside, London.

As you can see by our pictures the night was a great success and Endless’s work looked incredible as it was displayed upon the entrance of his exhibit. If you would like to learn more about Endless take a look at his website.

LFW – London Fashion Week 2017

Funky Ice was asked to help showcase designer Xiao Li with her collection at London fashion week.

We suspended four separate garments within each block of ice and decided for a simplistic design by rounding the edges of each block. This created a huge visual impact display in the centre of the catwalk.

Check out the visuals below.

Ice Kingdom – Cardiff 2015

Using 5 carvers from around the world including 2 from the uk and 300 blocks of ice weighing a whopping 40 tons.

Cardiff’s first ever ice kingdom was produced. Taking us 10 days to complete for the opening day of Nov 12, everything was carved on site directly in front of Cardiff city hall in an insulated marque pulling temperatures of around -12 degrees. Working in this environment can be very challenging but with an experienced and enthusiastic team we were well prepared. As we were in Cardiff the theme chosen was Welch/Christmas. Our head designer/sculptor came up with the best combination of sculptures including interactive pieces. Some of the finalised designs included the Welsh dragon, the famous ball in the wall, polar bears and even an ice throne where the public could have professional photos taken. After long hours, thousands of chainsaw cuts later and plenty of coffee, Cardiff’s spectacular ice kingdom was finished. Below are a selection of images taken of the process from start to finish.

Turner Broadcasting – a major corporate event

Turner Broadcasting are an internationally renowned broadcasting corporation, responsible for flagship channels such as CNN News, and with a presence in over 200 countries around the world.

The client requested 125 cubed table centrepieces, with their watches displayed inside for the TV licensing awards in Grovensnor Square, London. This major corporate event would be attended by some of the biggest names in broadcasting, and in a highly prestigious setting too.

The table centrepieces were contemporary, unique and challenging, and on top of it all we had just a 4-day turnaround! After burning the midnight oil we completed the order in plenty of time and assisted the client in organising and positioning the centrepieces for maximum effect.

“Zara and Carl were fantastic to work with, they supplied over 100 ice sculpture centre pieces for the 2012 Licensing Awards held at The Grosvenor Hotel, London; these were a talking point of the night and greatly helped to promote one of our new Toy products which was contained within the ice. Funky Ice were quick to come back with any questions and queries I had, they provided a professional service and I would certainly use their services and sculptures again. Many thanks to the team!”

Zara Digby, Turner Broadcasting

Small is beautiful

Not all of our work is for major corporate clients, and in fact we’re specialists at one-offs for parties, weddings, celebrations and birthdays. And we can do it quickly, too!

One sunny afternoon we received a call at 1:30pm for a vodka luge for a customers party that evening, that needed to be delivered at 6pm! That gave us just four and a half-hours to design, carve and deliver the luge. Carl and his chainsaw sprang into action, he jumped into the freezer and got sculpting. Sure enough, four and a half-hours later we delivered a beautiful vodka luge to a very happy customer!

“Thank you guys for the ski jump luge for my event on Friday! We got a load of awesome pics! A++ service quality and price.”

Mr O Wheelan