Collaboration with the gold-and silversmith at Erna. A silverbutton, a gift, with sentimental value for the giver and the receiver.
- Collaboration with the gold-and silversmith Erna. The items that Erna sells are popular for gifts. Anthropologists have shown that gifts can affect relationships between individuals in a great way. When selecting a gift, the giver istrying to get his feelings for the other person into an object.
There is an Icelandic saying that goes like this; this is another rose in the buttonhole for him/her. We use this saying as a complement when someone has done a good job at something. Hnappur is a silverbutton that is a reference to this saying. It’s a rose in the buttonhole from the giver to the receiver, at a plain victory or at a milestone event. Hnappur should then replace a button ona garment and become a part of it. Every time the garment is worn, it brings memories to the receiver of both the occasion when the button was “awarded” and of the giver.
Three quotes about gifts and how they affect us, and a short text about the button are included in the booklet that comes with it.
The button can be washed with the garment at 40°C.
A banquet for crossbills in the forest of Snæfoksstaðir, where the table is set once a year with gourmet food, in the form of tableware, for the birds. Over the subsequent winter the birds will then eat the tableware until nothing remains.2012
Nánd encourages intimacy between the individuals that drink from the cups. Each cup is a half a circle and can stand alone, but when the cups come together they unite and become whole.2012
Marghöld are multifunctional utensils that have no predefined purpose, so the owner decides what they are suitable for.2012
A box car made under the influence of Bruno Munari´s unreadable books2012
Flétta is a multifunctional table that can be easily transformed depending on space and needs.2012
Three things from our nearest environment defined for all the senses. The aim is to get participants to experience them in a new way using their whole sensory system.2013