Hæ/Hi Exhibits Designs Based on Friendship Between Seattle + Reykjavík

05.19.22 | By
Hæ/Hi Exhibits Designs Based on Friendship Between Seattle + Reykjavík

Hæ/Hi presents Designing Friendship, a collaboration of 14 designers from sister cities Seattle and Reykjavík presented during DesignMarch, which took place earlier this month. The exhibition, originally planned for DesignMarch 2020, reflects on works based on friendship, and the query of how first encounters illustrate personality and culture. Later this year, Design Friendship will go on display at The Nordic Museum in Seattle.

Trays by Seattle-based FIN for Hæ/Hi

First conceived by a conversation between Seattle-based Darin Montgomery, founder of Urbancase and Fin, and Halla Helgadóttir, director of Iceland Design and Architecture, the exhibit represents this first encounter and asks, “How do we use our senses to acquaint and connect? What do we share and what are we curious to know?”

Participating designers consist of familiar names along with emerging designers from both sides of the world, the list includes: Agustav (IS), Amanda Ringstad (US), Fruitsuper (US), Gabriel Stromberg (US), Grain (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).

Trays by Iceland-based designer Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir for Hæ/Hi

Vessels by US-based studio Weekend for Hæ/Hi

Container by US-based designer Jonathan Junker for Hæ/Hi

Design by Seattle-based Grain for Hæ/Hi

Designs by Seattle-based Fruitsuper for Hæ/Hi

Design by Iceland-based designer Agustav for Hæ/Hi

Mug by Iceland-based designer Hanna Dís Whitehead for Hæ/Hi

Photos by Amanda Ringstad & MS Studios Reykjavik.

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