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“Point of View” Candleholder

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“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.

Limited Edition: 1
Full dimensions LxWxH (cm)

34x31x22

Weight (kg)

2.2

Material

Production Year

2021

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Full dimensions LxWxH (cm)

34x31x22

Weight (kg)

2.2

Material

Production Year

2021

Color

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Studio Hanna Whitehead
Studio Hanna Whitehead is a design studio based in the southeast of Iceland. The studio focuses on a hands-on approach, working in a very personal way, interweaving story, shape, materials and colour. Hanna works on the boarders of art, design and craft often going between diverse materials within the same subject. The studio makes and works with ceramics, furniture, interior, textile and sculpture.
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Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir
Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir is the Adorno curator of design destination Reykjavik. "Point of View" Candleholder by Studio Hanna Whitehead 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 Studio Hanna Whitehead 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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