Four international designers staying in a remote place in eastern Iceland called Egilsstaðir. Team includes a french, dutch, german and an icelandic. The plan is to work with local materials with local craftsmen and workshops to create a series of objects that communicate the local customs and heritage.

Materials include, icelandic; wool, wood, bones, antlers, aluminium and reindeer leather. We are really keen on working with local craftsmen and workshops; felting, sand casting, wood cutting, joinery, sewing and bone sculpting. This variety will give us unique opportunity of mixing both materials and techniques.
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August 6, 2010
Chair N° 2.

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The second chair we made. c

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August 6, 2010
//Discussion

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We had alot of discussion so far about the direction of the project. So we try to post in the coming days some parts of the directions we were discussing.

August 6, 2010
Original Icelandic felt.

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Two days ago we went to a local icelandic felt factory in Seyðisfjörður run by an 80 years old lady (Þórdís). We talked to her and an artist from Reykjavík about different felting methods, mixes of material and possible applications. She also showed us the manufacturing process and supplied us with two huge samples of felt and raw wool. c

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August 5, 2010
Antler it all.

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Some experiments with the antlers and a small tribute to our all favourite designers. c

August 4, 2010
Work in progress.

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We are now sitting in our office next to tables filled with experiments and sketches, if we are not hiking or traveling around to experience and research. Also we try to use the workshop as much as possible. Marcus a local employed joiner is supporting us there very well.

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August 2, 2010
History lesson

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We went to the local history museum to learn more about the icelandic tradition. c

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July 29, 2010
Reykjavík.

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Having a nice time in Reykjavík, visiting nice museums, galleries, coffees and a cool burger place. c

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July 29, 2010
Arrival.

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Arriving in Keflavik and meeting Garðar. c

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July 29, 2010
Over the Atlantic.

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July 29, 2010
Wasting time till the flight.

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Checking out a vernisage and Cologne night live. c

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July 29, 2010
Meeting up in Cologne.

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Meeting up in Cologne and discussing latest ideas about the upcoming trip. c

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