The new raw material in east Iceland is aluminium. This project explores the potential of unconventional collaborations where the hyper-automated meets the handmade.
The Alcoa factory in the Eastfjords processes 940 tonnes of aluminium a day, none of which is used locally. Introducing the cut-offs from the aluminium smelter as the novel raw material, I collaborate with local craftsmen and merge with their traditional sources of material and skill.
‘Eastlocal’ aims to connect the local community with the recent aluminium industry, to provide seeds for a fresh way of thinking about production, possible economies and local identity.
Specialism: Platform 8
Supported by: MAKE by Porpio, Alcoa Fjardaál, Iceland Forest Service
BA, Interior & Furniture Design, Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB), Norway, 2007; BA (Hons), 3D Design: Materials And Critical Practice, Camberwell College of Arts (Erasmus), 2006
Co-founder, FLUDO AS, Bergen, Norway, 2010 to present; Partner and designer, TRØKK16, Bergen, Norway, 2006 to present; Designer, Cohda Design LTD, Newcastle, 2009–12
A World of Folk (curated by Li Edelkort), Salon Satellite, Milan, Italy, 2008; Young Talents, Designers Saturday, Oslo, Norway, 2007; TRØKK16 Launch Show, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden, 2007; 100% Norway, 100% Design, London, 2006
First prize, Forsnespriset (Nordic Design Award), 2006