Candles and LED lights designed for IKEA's Vinter 2017 collection.
Stuðmenn - Astraltertukubbur
In the autumn of 2017 Icelandic pop group Stuðmenn called me up and asked me if I could quickly design "astraltertukubbur" for their new album.
Astraltertukubbur is a twist on the term "astraltertugubb" that appears in one of their songs in their hit cult film from the 80's ("Með allt á hreinu") It's a bit challenging to explain... but it involves some alien encounters and translates directly to "alien-cake-puke". Now twisted to "alien-cake-cube". After a very interesting chat with them about cosmic wonders, sci-fi kitsch stuff, pyramids, and hallucinations the idea came together.
The cube folds out to reveal 4 pyramids that hold a tiny disc, that has a download code for their new album. The pyramids can be opened to reveal more information about the album, list of songs, along with some surprises such as sweets, herbal tea and perfumed bath flowers, specially selected by the band members to enhance the listener's experience.
Geysir - Christmas windows
Christmas window installations designed for Geysir shops in Iceland (Reykjavík and Akureyri).
2014: Different coloured lightbulbs formed glowing Christmas icons. The window display in Akureyri was awarded as "the best Christmas Window display 2014" by Akureyri town council.
2013: "The Yulecat" or "Jólakötturinn" is well known beast from Icelandic Christamas folklore. He is said to hunt down and those who do not get any new clothes before Christmas. The idea was to reimagine this creature as a vicious fashion police, watching bypassers closely from the windows of Geysir. The window display in Reykjavík was awarded as "The Best Christmas Window Display 2013" by the the association of shopkeepers in Reykjavík city centre.
2017: "Logndrífur" - "snow storm - mobiles".
Bongo Blida is a collection of decorative objects, designed to add a touch of adventure to existing tableware. The idea was to allow Icelanders to conjure up their own tropical atmosphere at home at a time when travelling abroad had become too expensive due to Iceland´s near economic collapse. Bongo Blida was developed during the summer of 2009 in Sigridur Sigurjonsdottir's studio, in collaboration with Hreinn Bernhardsson.
66°N - workman's cap
To celebrate Design March 2015 in Iceland, the Icelandic outdoor wear company 66°NORTH asked me to redesign their classic workman‘s cap. It’s the cap that has been keeping Icelandic fishermen warm for decades. The new caps were inspired by fishermen, the harbour and my PyroPet projects. They were a limited edition and sold out quickly.
Trophy for ÖBÍ
V&A - "Power of Making"
QR code in Swarovski crystal beads for "Power of Making" exhibition and book at the V&A in London 2011.
SLF - Christmas ornament
Every year SLF ("The Benefit Society for Children with Disabilities" in Iceland) invites one designer and one poet to work together on a hanging Christmas decoration made in steel, with accompanying poetry. Each decoration is based on one of 13 Icelandic "yule lads". In 2012 Thorunn and Bragi Valdimar Skúlason worked together on the theme of "Stúfur" ("Tiny"). All profit of this project goes to SLF.