Lunchtime wit a designer: Hanna Dís Whitehead
Hanna Dís Whitehead, product designer, talks about her work Strokkur and Sleggja, from idea to production.
Registration is required HERE.
Strokkur is a container inspired by the work Woman Churning Butter, which sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson worked on in Reykjavík in 1934. Strokkur gives the user the opportunity to adapt to the work and put himself in the position of the statue, which with great calm and consideration churns butter. The work was dedicated to women of the past and present.
Hammer is a candlestick inspired by The Blacksmith that sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson made in Copenhagen in 1936. Hammer gives the user the opportunity to adapt to the work and put himself in the position of the statue that captures the moment where the blacksmith leans forward on the post.
The event is a part of Reykjavík Art Museum´s exhibition at Design March - Design for Sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. Exhibition of products designed by five product designers for the museum shop at Ásmundarsafn. Ásmundur Sveinsson's visual world has been a source of ideas for new useful products dedicated to the artist's memory and his contribution to Icelandic cultural and handicraft heritage.
The other designers are Björn Steinar Blumenstein, Brynhildur Pálsdóttir, Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson and Tinna Gunnarsdóttir.