Hae/Hello present design friendshipa collaboration of 14 designers from sister cities Seattle and Reykjavík presented during DesignMarch, which took place earlier this month. The exhibition, originally scheduled for DesignMarch 2020, reflects on works based on friendship and the question of how first encounters exemplify personality and culture. Later this year, Design Friendship will be exhibited at the Nordic Museum in Seattle.
First conceived of through a conversation between Seattle-based Darin Montgomery, founder of Urbancase and Fin, and Halla Helgadóttir, director of Iceland Design and Architecture, the exhibition represents that first encounter and asks, “How do we use our senses to familiarize and connect? What do we share and what are we curious to know? »
Participating designers consist of household names as well as 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 (USA), Jonathan Junker (USA), Ragna Ragnarsdóttir (IS), Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir (IS), Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir ( IS), Weekend Studio (US), & Þórunn Árnadóttir (IS).
Photos by Amanda Ringstad & MS Studios Reykjavik.