Meet Maryellis Bunn, founder of ‘The Museum of Ice Cream‘ – the closet thing to a real life Willy Wonka factory in the 21st Century. An idea stemmed from feeling that “big city isolation” – I thought, ‘This can’t just be me. How do I create experiences that can really foster human connections?’
Punchy pastel palettes, bringing people together, combating loneliness through something everyone can get a bit nostalgic about – her vision for an experiential installation inspired by ice cream is a universal symbol of joy, a personal pleasure, and a transportive vehicle for anyone’s imagination and we love it.
“Food is a language which we all understand – when you have something as simple as ice cream, it’s something that’s really happy and it brings people together in a way that’s unexpected”.
Complete with Gummy Bear Room, Floating Cherries, Banana Swing, and now infamous Sprinkle Pool, the Museum opened in Manhattan in 2016 and was an instant hit. It’s gone on to launch a clothing line for kids in collaboration with Target, and last month, a seven-flavor ice cream collection (soft serve made from unicorn milk?) and touring ice cream truck.
With 4 locations under our belt, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami – bring one to London please Maryellis!