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Friday, November 28th, 2014

‘Design from Nowhere’ wins first Icelandic Design Award

Design from Nowhere won the first Icelandic Design Award, yay!

The project was curated by Pete Collard and Karna Sigurðardóttir. Designers Gero Grundmann, Max Lamb, Thorunn Arnadottir and myself collaborated with craftsmen in Eastern Iceland. The results were exhibited during Design March at Spark Gallery in Reykjavik. Underneath you can see some impressions of our fantastic time in Iceland. Congratulations everyone!

 

Karna and Thorunn receiving the prize

Karna and Thorunn receiving the prize

 

Designs from Nowhere display at Spark Gallery, Reykjavik

Designs from Nowhere display at Spark Gallery, Reykjavik

 

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Collecting kelp on the shore

 

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Seaweed lamp

 

Antler Trains by Gero Grundmann

Antler Trains by Gero Grundmann

 

Antler trains and wooden houses by Gero Grundmann

Antler trains and wooden houses by Gero Grundmann

 

 Pete Collard as wanderer above the sea of fog

Pete Collard as wanderer above the sea of fog

Geometrical figure in kelp

Kelp Geometries

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Icelandic Seaweed

Icelandic Seaweed

 

Polar Bear by Gero Grundmann

Polar Bear made from sheep bone by Gero Grundmann

 

Seaweed vessels

Seaweed vessels

 

A micro volcano on seaweed

A micro volcano on seaweed

 

Stone Cubes by Max Lamb

Stone Cubes by Max Lamb

 

Skipping Ropes and bag by Thorunn Arnadottir

Skipping Ropes and bag by Thorunn Arnadottir

 

Micro-Ocean

Micro-Ocean

 

 

 

 

Monday, June 25th, 2012

TRIANGULATION – Excursion to the World Design Capital Helsinki


A collaborative public intervention by students of Windesheim University (Zwolle, NL), Willem de Kooning Academie (Rotterdam, NL), HFBK (Hamburg, DE) and the Environmental Art program of Aalto University (Helsinki, FI).


Triangulation connects nature, buildings and humans Finland, Holland and Germany single points into multiple lines.

25.05.2012, Aalto Art House, Lämpömiehenkuja 3 (Otaniemi, Espoo)


More information:

Windesheim University
Willem de Kooning Academie

Aalto University

HFBK Hamburg
World Design Capital 2012

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

A day on the piste near Dettifoss

Dettifoss

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Magnificent Dettifoss

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

On tour around Myvatn

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Tangible Nothingness

It is difficult to express or photograph the nothingness that surrounds us as we drive through the country. The absence of anything giving us a sense of scale of the landscape is stunning just as the infinite details we see for miles, in the soil and rocks, the colours of the plants, the changes in light, wind and water.

Click on the images to enlarge them and use the back button to get back to the gallery overview.

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The Icelandic Herring Era Museum in Siglufjordur

We visited the award-winning Siglufjordur Icelandic Herring Era Museum, only a stone’s throw from our studio. It charts the rise and decline of the former ‘Herring Capital of the World’ and the great ‘Herring Adventure’ that lasted from the 1867 to 1968.

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Hundreds of herring barrels being packed in Siglufjordur harbour. The photograph was taken in the heyday of the herring adventure, long before people started to give thought to the idea that the stocks might not last forever.

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The museum consists of three buildings, showcasing different aspects of life and times in the herring capital. We particularly liked the boathouse with its rebuilt pier and fishing boats. The display was developed together with theatre set designers and includes everything from projections to sounds and smells of the harbour.

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Here a view of Siglufjordur in the early 1900s…

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— and here for comparison the town at maximum capacity. The population had risen from 380 to just under 4000 people. Today, the harbour structures and most of the factories have been dismantled the town has shrunk to 1200 inhabitants.

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Another glimpse of the museum, a rebuilt fishing storehouse.

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And a final view of Siglufjordur at the start of the herring boom.

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