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SOUND OF ICELAND Sound of Iceland aims at keeping the sound of Icelandic places alive by recording the sound of their very breath. The intention is to collect sound waves generated during these recordings and then create them visually by stamping them on furnish fabrics. Opening: Wednesday 09/03 || h. 17:00 || Bergstaðastræti 10 A, 101 […]
DesignMarch opens March 10, 2016 with an inspiring day of talks by leading international and local designers and design thinkers. Previous speakers include Calvin Klein, Jessica Walsh (Sagmeister & Walsh), Mikael Schiller (Acne Studios), Robert Wong (Google Creative Labs), Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Eley Kishimoto and Martí Guixé.
It’s a clever idea with a clever name, but this furniture collection by Fabio del Percio (a.k.a. Hver?) is a simple concept. The chairs and stools are just plastic stuffed with Icelandic hay. Still, the design is eye catching and the pieces are reportedly comfortable. These pieces are also practical because there are aeration holes in the bottom of the furniture that keep the hay fresh, which also spreads a lovely agrarian fragrances throughout a room.- Apartment therapy
The Hey* armchair first made its appearance in Milan at this year’s Fuorisalone. A seemingly questionable design when it comes to wear and tear — at least at first glance — the Hey* has actually been built from a durable yet soft transparent PVC, and stuffed hay from Iceland (“hey” in Icelandic means hay). The outside PVC cover is removable via a zipper beneath, and inside each piece is lined with an all-natural jute fabric. To make way for a room overflowing with a fresh natural scent, the bottom of the chair has been punctured with holes to allow the fragrant Icelandic hay to breath and fill and space. Handmade by designer Fabio del Percio, the creative piece of furniture is a fresh new take on interior decor.- Inhabitat
Fabio del Percio, an Italian upholsterer has launched Hey*, a brand new range of furniture made from Icelandic hay.
Using hay is nothing new – it’s been used in furniture for many years, but Fabio del Percio has updated it in his new contemporary series by allowing the hay to be the focus of the pieces. Encased in a transparent PVC cover with a zipper, the hay, which comes from Iceland, can breath and stay fresh inside.- Design Milk