"Silent Sun"

by Katrín Ólína

1.153 incl. tax

2 in stock

-
+

Dimension LxWxH (cm): 85x85x13
Open Editions Material : Cork
Buyers protection
  • Certificate of Authenticity A signed certificate from the maker is always included in the box.

  • Lowest price guaranteed Find a lower price from the seller, we'll match it.

  • Secure online transactions All personal information that you send to us is encrypted and cannot be viewed by others.

  • 100% insured global deliveries We arrange worldwide delivery, and every shipment no matter the price is fully insured against damages.

  • 14 days return policy In the rare event, you receive a piece that you are not fully satisfied with, you can return it within 14 days of receipt for a full refund except return shipping costs. Made-to-order items are not eligible for return.

Questions? Ask the maker.
Request customation Make an offer Chat with the maker

Message

DOWNLOAD CATALOG (PDF)

Description

“Silent Sun” is a sculptural wall element with acoustic properties made in cork. Its slanted circular shape creates an interesting piece for the wall that functions on its own as a decorative element, adding weight, warmth and presence to the space. It also functions as a seating element for the floor, calling to mind sloping slabs of rocks. It compliments other pieces in Ólína´s collection “Nordic Silence” with Made by Choice. Silent Sun evokes at once nature and the archaic in its simple, archetypal form. Silent Sun, could well be Sun of the North, generous and loud in summer, rare and silent in winter.

close

Adorno Editorial Newsletter

An indispensable resource for individuals and professionals who are passionate about contemporary design culture.

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 87 × 87 × 14,5 cm
Dimensions LxWxH (cm)

Weight (kg)

Material

Production Year

Color

Country

About the designer


Katrín Ólína

Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir, is an Icelandic industrial designer and graphic artist. Her work has materialised in the fields of product, graphic, digital design and writing. She has created large immersive graphic installations at the National Gallery in Oslo and the Reykjavik Art Museum, and her pieces have transformed various private and public spaces in the hospitality industry. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Forum Aid Award, SEGD (The Society for Experiential Graphic Design), FÍT and the DV Culture Award in Iceland. Ólína’s work is thoughtful, narrative and poetic and often offers a humorous approach to daily life, while being practical. During her carrier, Ólína has explored creativity as a designer, teacher, collaborator, researcher, art-director and entrepreneur. Her digital drawings have covered entire spaces like the Cristal bar in Hong Kong. Her work has been commissioned by festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Reykjavik Arts Festival and Nordisk Panorama. Tree, coat stand for Swedese, is by many considered a contemporary Scandinavian design icon. Bridging the gap between the disciplines through technology, and encouraging new ways of thinking and making are visible themes in Ólína’s work. From 2014 - 16, she held a visiting research position at Aalto Digital Design Laboratory in Helsinki, where she explored digital manufacturing and 3D printing. Her research resulted in the Primitiva Talismans, a unique collection of 40 cast bronze jewellery that are designed to encapsulate some of humanity’s existential questions as well as helping the wearer find focus in a technically entangled and often disconnected physical world. To navigate the collection, Ólína wrote Primitiva - Book of Talismans. She is regularly invited to participate as a public speaker, in design and global events, recently including TYPO-Berlin, DesignTalks Reykjavik and Women Economic Forum in Delhi. In the past 25 years, Katrín Ólína has been based in Reykjavik, Paris, London, Brussels, Taipei, Hong Kong and Helsinki. She currently lives in London. www.katrinolina.com

Curated by

Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.