Glazed and colored stonewear slip clay, 2015

Glazed and colored stonewear slip clay, 2015

Object 20: Dialog, by Studio Hanna Whitehead, Iceland

Curator's reflection by Anna Leoniak:
While studying this collection of granite pieces I was focusing at first on the changing perception of the form and function depending on the arrangement of these objects - which is most prominent in the candle holder. But then, the loop handle from the candle holder completely took over my attention and gave me a direct lead to Studio Hanna Whitehead and her Dialog studies on containers and their handles. In her collection,  Hanna Whitehead studies the form and the function of containers from a new angle, giving the handle a new light in often over-scaled form. 

Réflexion de la curatrice Anna Leoniak:
Tandis que j’étudiais cette collection de pièces de granite, je me concentrais tout d'abord sur la perception changeante de la forme et de la fonction selon la disposition de ces objets - qui est le fait le plus important en ce qui concerne les bougeoirs. Mais alors, la boucle qui sert d’anse aux bougeoirs a complètement capté mon attention et m'a fait penser à Hanna Whitehead et à ses études sur les conteneurs et leurs poignées. Dans sa collection, Hanna Whitehead étudie la forme et la fonction des conteneurs sous un angle nouveau, donnant une vie nouvelle à la poignée classique, en lui donnant une taille exagérément grande.


Studio Hanna Whitehead is a design studio based in Reykjavik. The studio focuses on a hands-on approach, working with space and products in a very personal way, interweaving story, material and color. The products designed by the studio range in scale from small to big, from object to space, with a balance of humor and the seriousness. Designer Hanna Dis Whitehead graduated Cum Laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven (2011).  She looks to everyday life for inspiration, bringing a thoughtfulness and humanness to her designs.  Whitehead playfully experiments with different materials, researching their essential character and possibilities in order to create new things.  

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