Finnish-Icelandic jewelry exhibition Water and Earth opens in Hanasaari Cultural Centre World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 today.
The exhibition features five Finnish and five Icelandic designer teams. In the next few days, we will introduce all the Icelandic designers partaking in the exhibition. Stay tuned!

First up, Hafsteinn Júlíusson studied design at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and interior and industrial design at Politecnico di Milano.
At his design studio HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson, he regularly works with interiors, service design and products design.

Weather jewelry or experiences, his work is defined by looking for new perspectives and solutions, which results in distinct forms, fun ideas and strong concepts. His projects are often explicitly related to society and ecological values.

When it comes to jewellery design, Júlíusson is interested in creating valuable objects that their bearers want to display again and
again.The Growing Jewelry collection was Júlíusson’s thesis project at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.

The series is a collection of silver pieces with moss growing in place of the usual gemstone. The precious metal gets a new, unexpected pairing. Growing Jewelry puts a piece of nature into urban jewellery boxes, inviting us to enter into new relationship with jewellery: it becomes a miniature garden that the bearer carries on their finger or around their neck and, naturally, requires frequent watering and care.

Finnish-Icelandic jewelry exhibition Water and Earth opens in Hanasaari Cultural Centre World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 today.
The exhibition features five Finnish and five Icelandic designer teams. In the next few days, we will introduce all the Icelandic designers partaking in the exhibition. Stay tuned!

For more information on the exhibition, log on to the Hanaholmen website.

Images Courtesy of Hafsteinn Juliusson