Graen Studios curates ‘From Nature’ a showcase of design by Vessel, VIGT and Granítsmiðjan – Icelandic designers who work with natural materials to create practical and decorative objects for interior spaces.
Interest in plant life and nature is ever increasing in Icelandic society, particularly in new ways to bring nature into our homes and lives. These creative studios have come together to showcase the terrarium designs of Vessel and furniture designs of VIGT and Granítsmiðjan, alongside a visual essay of photographs by Graen. ‘From Nature’ offers an exploration into the ways in which we can bring nature into our homes.
Vessel is a terrarium and botanical homeware brand led by Íris Erlingsdóttir, who has nearly a decade of experience making and maintaining terrariums i.e. sealed glass bottles containing self sustaining eco systems of plants, moss and soil that require minimal maintenance and no watering.
VIGT is a family led business that has been producing furniture and accessories since 2013. from the beginning they have relied on local manufacturing to produce their timeless designs and have always put an emphasis on quality.
In recent years, Granítsmiðjan has been at the forefront of stonework in Iceland and specializes in custom construction. Drawing on 20 years of experience the business thrives on bringing clients’ vision into reality with specially selected stones and expert Icelandic craftsmanship.
This will be the first exhibition of terrariums to be shown in Iceland, and in combination with the furniture designs of VIGT and stonework of Granítsmiðjan, it will highlight the many possibilities of design derived from nature and the ways in which it can be incorporated into interior settings.