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“From The Ground Up” Set of Glasses

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Set of glasses designed for the project From The Ground Up. The project is founded on the obscure significance of the mineral feldspar. Making up 60% of the earth’s crust, feldspar is a key ingredient in many of our most familiar objects within the domestic environment. From The Ground Up is a simple dining set for two that stacks together to form a totem, each item an example of an everyday material made from feldspar. As a symbol of unity, the totem creates interrelations through the set which, when constructed, stands upon its common origin: the stone itself.

The notion that within the consumer landscape, we are becoming more aware of the origin of our food and what it has taken for it to get to our local supermarket, as well as the fact that feldspar is very appropriate for tableware, formed the decision behind making a dining set. To be aware of what you are eating your food on is an equally fascinating story, to understand the transformation of the material from its natural state until it sits at your table.

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70x70x85

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1

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Production Year

2016

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Full dimensions (cm)

70x70x85

Weight (kg)

1

Material

Production Year

2016

Color

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Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir
Theodora is an Icelandic product designer based in London. She holds a bachelor’s degree in product design from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and a master’s degree in Design Products from the Royal College of Art in London in 2015. Theodora’s work revolves around the narrative an object can inhabit and exploring ways of objectifying that narrative. She's interested in the way an object can act as documentation of it’s manufacturing process; a record of what went on between the machine, tools, craftsman and material as well as it can communicate it’s origin and former life. That often leads to discovery of unexpected qualities as well as it gives the user a subtle opportunity to reconsider our material world and explore value in a different way.
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Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir
Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir is the Adorno curator of design destination Reykjavik. "From The Ground Up" Set of Glasses by Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir is carefully selected as a piece that reflects the local design scene of Reykjavik. As a local and recognized design expert Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir's curation is a quality assurance that buying from Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir is a safe investment in the most important design from Reykjavik right now.
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María Kristín Jónsdóttir
María Kristín is an Icelandic product designer and the head designer for STAKA. She has a keen passion for her cultural heritage and draws inspiration from nature, it’s forces, shapes and structures. María Kristín Jónsdóttir is the Editor-in-chief of HA – a magazine on Icelandic design and architecture that provides a forum for critical discussion on the cultural landscape. Also as a curator, creative director and designer. María Kristín’s work has been exhibited around Europe, in Spark|Design Space, Design Forum Finland and The Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art. She has been shortlisted for The Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards for Thread (2012) and STAKA (2013). Her work has been covered in various Icelandic and international publications, including Fast Co Design, The Coolhunting and The Reykjavik Grapevine. Maria Kristin holds a B.A. in Product Design from The Iceland Academy of the Arts and studied Ethics and Philosophy at the University of Iceland and Goldsmithing at the Technical College Reykjavik. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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