“Point of View” is a collaboration between product designer Hanna Dís Whitehead and type designer Guðmundur Úlfarsson where they explore their joint interest in the journey between the digital and the handmade. In the process, they make independent work based on a visual conversation between the two artists, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional and vice-versa. Both Hanna and Guðmundur have a personal approach to their work, which is on the border between design, craft, and art. In his font design, Guðmundur works with the language and textual art, while Hanna weaves materials, colours, forms, and stories together in her creation of sculptures, household objects, textiles, carpets, and other products.
Hanna started by making extruded ceramic sculptures developed from looking at details and elements from Guðmundur’s type fonts. Depending on where you look at the sculptures, you perceive their colour and shape differently. She then evolved the sculptures into objects for the home.
The “Point of View” sculptural candleholder has a very different shape and colour expression depending on your point of view in the space it is placed in.
Made from extruded earthenware and underglaze and glaze.
Prototype/exhibition piece, handmade and hand glazed in Hanna’s studio in the South East of Iceland.