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Silent Tree

with Katrín Ólína

Regular price 1 875 EUR
Sale price 1 875 EUR Regular price

Material: Natural Cork


width 55 cm

depth 70 cm

height 180 cm

Availability: Made to order

Delivery time: 10 weeks

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Silent Tree serves as a supporting element in the environment and can be used to divide the space and improve the acoustics in public spaces and meeting venues. It also serves as an sculptural element in your home.

Material: Natural cork

Width: 55 cm
Depth: 70 cm
Height: 180 cm

“I’ve always been inspired by Trees. For this design, the concept was to move naturally, symbolically into the living space to create a functional, warm and supporting environment,” says Katrín Ólína. Silent Tree can stand on its own, or in a group. It can form a small forest to meet the need for peace and quiet.

Katrín Ólína

Katrín Ólína

Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir is an Icelandic industrial designer with a multi-disciplinary approach to design. Her work has materialised in the fields of product design, fashion, interiors, furniture, jewellery, print, animation and writing. She has created large immersive graphic installations at the National Gallery in Oslo and Reykjavik Art Museum and her pieces have transformed various private and public spaces in the hospitality industry. She has won numerous awards for her work, including Forum Aid, SEGD and the DV Culture Award in Iceland. Ólína’s work is thoughtful and poetic and often offers a humorous approach to daily life while being practical.

"I worked on a research project with a local metal workshop in North Iceland in the years following the financial crash 2013-15. The objective was to look at ways to introduce new production possibilities to a small local business. As a tool to explore furniture and product design, I opted to work with an outdated, but well functioning tube-bending machine that was used to make exhaust pipes for cars. The machine only had one radius available for bending, which restricted the design process in a fun way. I created a series of home furniture in bent steel tube and included found materials and dead stock of decorative metal parts that belonged to the workshop into the design process. Through this process I created a series of products that focused on the Art of Reading. Together with the workshop we produced the series on a tiny scale for a period of time. It is wonderful to see the Reading Horse edition brought to life again in wood with Made by Choice.”

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