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.
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).
Photos by Amanda Ringstad & MS Studios Reykjavik.