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The Graduates

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Gisli Hilmarsson

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Light is a cupboard inspired by systems, hope, naivism and artist James Turrell’s works. The light cupboard is supposed to reflect hope, if we lose our hope there is little left. And yet hope is a concept which is often forgotten, or not made a priority. The cupboard is based… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Harpa Björnsdóttir

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Nr. 23 is a new take on the wheelchair by product designer Harpa Björnsdóttir

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Dagbjört Ylfa Geirsdóttir

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Ævar is a graduation project by the 27-year-old product design student Dagbjört Ylfa Geirsdóttir. Made of leftovers from Hampiðjan, a global manufacturer of ropes, fishingnets and other related products, Ævar is made of polyethyline ropes that are used to make trawls for the fishing business. Named after a man who… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Gudrun Hardardóttir

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Skjól is an outdoor seat and wind break located at Ægissíðan in 107 Reykjavík. The seat lies flat on the ground when not in use, blending in with its environment. When needed, it can be pulled up creating a seat that will give shelter from the North winds. The idea is… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Elsa Ýr Bernhardsdóttir

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Flags is a series of ten wood flags that reflect a personal view into the colors of Reykjavik and its many shades. Háleiti og bustadir, Háleitisbraut From the ten districts of Reykjavík city, ten streets were chosen, one from each district. Pictures were taken of the front doors and walls… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Svana Lovísa Kristjánsdóttir

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Metamorphosis are geometrical objects for the home.     The collection consists of five objects made of The Mallard, The Great Cormorant and The red-breasted Merganser. Methamorphosis is a new take on taxidermy and uses only material previously discarded by icelandic hunters, but by tanning the birds skin it becomes… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Guðrún Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir

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Flétta is a multifunctional table that can be easily transformed depending on space and needs. The table can easily be changed from dividing a workbench and a table nook to a large dining table. Nowadays tables are often used for more than just to sit down and eat at. Flétta… Read more

The Graduates 2011 2/2

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Here we go! The rest of the picks from the Iceland Academy of the Arts graduation exhibition await! First stop is graphic design. My favorite project was by graphic designer Haukur Pálsson. Called Forsetar/Presidents, it’s a series of portraits of the Icelandic presidents made into huge heroic flags. Haukur’s opinion is… Read more

The Graduates 2011 1/2

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Last Saturday the 3rd year students at Listaháskóli Íslands finally opened the doors to their graduation exhibition in Hafnarhúsið. It’s open everyday 10-17 (Thursdays 10-20) until May 8th. It was seriously crowded, as expected… but I still managed to see almost everything I wanted to see. Although yesterday I realized that I… Read more