A selection of designers and design teams from the friendship cities of Seattle and Reykjavík exhibit works based on, you guessed it: friendship. How do we introduce ourselves upon first encounter? Do we reflect our personality and culture from the very beginning? How do we use our senses to acquaint and connect? What do we share and what are we curious to know?
The exhibition was originally planned for DesignMarch 2020 and now at last, two years later, the designers join in Iceland to premiere their works. Hæ/Hi will subsequently exhibit at The Nordic Museum in Seattle this coming autumn.
The idea behind the exhibition sparked in 2018 from a conversation between Darin Montgomery, Seattle based founder of Urbancase and Fin, and Halla Helgadóttir, director of Iceland Design and Architecture, during a series of Taste of Iceland events held in the USA, organized by Iceland Naturally and Business Iceland.
Participating designers and design teams are:
Amanda Ringstad (US)
Gabriel Stromberg (US)
Hanna Dís Whitehead (IS)
Hugdetta & 1 + 1 + 1 (IS)
John Hogan (US)
Jonathan Junker (US)
Ragna Ragnarsdóttir (IS)
Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir (IS)
Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir (IS)
Weekend Studio (US)
Þórunn Árnadóttir (IS)