Lecture: Tinna Gunnarsdóttir
Tinna Gunnarsdóttir is a product designer and her works are showned at the exhibition Case Studies: Product Design into the 21st Century. Tinna focuses on local manufacturing and will talk about her works.
Product designers make things and create experience. They identify needs and opportunities while also taking into account production processes, choice of materials and the impact on the environment.
Here, a handful of outstanding projects have been selected, each of which reflects a specific design approach, thus giving an insight into key trends in Icelandic product designing in recent years. The designers and companies selected, each have their own emphasis in their design. The projects show the diversity in the field and the opportunities on offer to society by utilizing the forces of creative thinking.
Tinna has for a long time worked with Icelandic production companies and craftspeople. The resulting works have been either single pieces or produced on demand.
As a designer, Tinna explores her surroundings, aided by everyday objects. She deals equally with the private space of the home or the natural context. She places materials and technology in unexpected circumstances, thus creating a fresh perspective, an expanded experience – a fun and distorted context.
In later years, Icelandic landscape has hugely influenced Tinna´s consciousness and awareness of space. She communicates this through material things and ideologically through videos and text.
Free with admission.