Brynjar Sigurðarson (1986) received a master’s degree in product design from ECAL (Lausanne), in 2011, and a bachelor degree from The Iceland Academy of the Arts (Reykjavík). Since 2011 he has been establishing his studio along with teaching at the Masters Department at ECAL. He founded Studio Brynjar & Veronika in 2014.
Brynjar Sigurðarson´s work is very linked to storytelling and narratives, which are deeply rooted in Icelandic culture. He uses various media such as drawings, photography, video, sound and furniture in order to convey his work in a fruitful and a specific way.
The strength of the work tends to lie in the research and the way of approach within the field of design; to look and investigate cultural values and translate them in the shape of objects. In this case, the initial goal is to create a visual universe, speaking the language of the Icelandic fishing village.
"A big part of my work deals with the Icelandic fishing and harbor environment, started with a one month stay in a remote fishing village in the northeast of Iceland, called Vopnafjörður...