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Brynhildur Palsdottir, KAHLA-Kreativ 2015

Brynhildur Palsdottir

(born 1979 in Reykjavik, Iceland) is a freelance designer. She lives and works in Reykjavik. After graduating from the Iceland Academy of Arts she studied Product Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her work centres on her interest in local production and materials. She is the co-founder of the Vik Prjónsdóttir design company, a knitwear label, has developed a series of chocolate volcanoes together with a chocolatier, worked as a product development consultant for small food producers in Iceland and teaches at the Reykjavik School of Visual Art and the Icelandic Academy of Arts. Her designs received numerous scholarships and awards and are exhibited worldwide.

Spoons, knifes and a plate with a stone
Porcelain, cast, modelled, coloured paste
45 cm  x 30 cm

The Factory Mountain
Porcelain, cast, gilded
24 cm x 21 cm

Stone Teapot and The Stone Bowl
Porcelain, cast, modelled
26 cm x 15 cm

The porcelain was my starting point, the source. It originally comes from rocks and stones and transforms in the end into smooth, soft and precious objects that are a big part of our daily lives. I wanted to illustrate this transformation with objects, and combined original KAHLA products* with shapes found in nature. My project is a series of objects that highlight porcelain, its origin, its qualities, its culture and its properties. They also play with the unexpected that can happen in the process.

* Plate from the KAHLA series Pronto, bowl from the series Update, Pot from the KAHLA series Five Senses