Wood You? Icelandic Product Design Students Go Local

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Wood You? is project by seniors in product design at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Sustainably sourcing wood from local forests, the young designers explore a backyard alternative to imported timber, on which Iceland has historically relied. The pieces created include tables with branch legs, biodegradable planters, jewelry, decorative sandblasted firewood, papery-looking cooking spoons, and even balloons. Imaginative, naturalist, and sometimes rustic, the designs show the potential of both Iceland’s wood and students.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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