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“Skógarnytjar” Prototype #02

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Description

After having been a treeless country for a thousand years the Icelandic forests are reaching a usable state. Due to a lack of forest culture over 90% of the harvested wood ends up being burned for heavy industries.

Prototype #02 is from the Skógarnytjar furniture collection. The collection was designed with the needs of the forestry sector and the available production techniques around the island, the outcome is simple and minimal furniture carefully crafted out of quality materials. By increasing the value of the wood with simple elegant design the foundation of forestry nationwide is strengthened alongside various pros for ecosystems and the environment.

Prototype #02, alongside the other prototypes, were designed and handcrafted by the designer from start to finish.

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Full dimensions (cm)

46x42x81

Weight (kg)

5

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Production Year

2019

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Full dimensions (cm)

46x42x81

Weight (kg)

5

Material

Production Year

2019

Color

The designer

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studio Björn Steinar
Björn Steinar is an enthusiastic designer who strives towards bringing around societal change through his design practice. Björn is from a generation of product designers; designing into a world over flooded with products and useless temptations. The world is in dire need of solutions to an array of problems, which is why Björn tends towards what he calls an anti-capitalistic design method; honest design practice with a real purpose. Recent works include Banana Story - an explanation of the world condition from the standpoint of a banana, Catch of the day – fighting food waste by handcrafting vodka from dumpster dived fruits and Skógarnytjar - mobilizing Icelandic designers and foresters to create a culture around utilization of a new resource in a previously woodless country. The three research-driven projects echo Björn’s vision of using design as a medium for conveying ideas. Strong narratives and expressive simple solutions, combined with close collaborations, place his local context as a metaphor for the world in a solution-oriented dialogue. Always proposing a solution, no matter how complex the problem.
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Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir
Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir is the Adorno curator of design destination Reykjavik. "Skógarnytjar" Prototype #02 by studio Björn Steinar 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 Björn Steinar 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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