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 16, 2010
Felt as structure.

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An idea to use felt as a shape defining structure, like other mashup material, like chipwood or papermashe.

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August 13, 2010
Egilsstaðir creative get together

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We were invited for a nice get together of some creative people from Egilsstaðir and around, yesterday night. We met some really nice people and had some nice talks…

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August 6, 2010
Off road history.

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The cultural director of Eastern Iceland, Signy Ormarsdottir invited us to a little road trip today. The plan was to visit 3 old farms. Easy we thought…

After a steep off road leading to a pass, we went down to the sea and reached the first farm.

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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 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 31, 2010
Antlers & bones.

Getting to know the reindeer antlers and bones and the technique working with it. T.loading...

Reindeer antlers and bones.

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Some applications: Origins of bones.

 

July 31, 2010
Locals :)

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July 31, 2010
Yellow.

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July 27, 2010
The plan.

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Eindhoven —> Utrecht —> Cologne —> Dusseldorf —> Keflavik —> Reykjavik —> Egilsstadir

Four international designers from Design Academy Eindhoven 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 object 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. g

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