Form follows Fantasy 

Collaboration with Michael Young at biennale INTERIEUR, Belgium (2002)


Form follows Fantasy 


Collaboration with Michael Young at biennale INTERIEUR, Belgium (2002)

 

Form follows

Fantasy. 

Collaboration with Michael Young at biennale INTERIEUR, Belgium (2002)

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Form follows Fantasy is a large graphic art commission from Katrín Ólína by industrial designer Michael Young, for his 2,000m² guest of honor exhibition at the Kortrijk Biennale, Belgium in 2002.  The exhibition, which covered a 2,000m² space inside the Biennale venue featured types of cubic structures covered in Ólína's graphic art, that functioned as pavilions for Young's body of work. A back-lit fantasy was carved in Corian®, and a forest of two dimensional trees by Ólína and Young expressed the playful and artificial nature of the exhibition. Young&Beautiful cafe, designed by Young and Ólína, offered a choice of specially curated food. Young also collaborated with artist John Isaacs, Sony Aibo and Coca-Cola.  about

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Microscopic nature; crystals and fantastical animals featured in Ólína's graphic art which was CNC-milled and back-lit in Corian®.  

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Ólína´s graphic art in different colours was printed and streched onto types of cubic structures that served as pavilions for Young's body of work. 

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Young&Beautiful is a brand name created by Michael Young and Katrín Ólína in 1998. It explored the charismatic puffin bird and other Icelandic animals in a variety of projects from t-shirts and food design. It was used specially for the retrospective show of Michael Young at the Kortjik Biennale 2002.  

 

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Rendered views of the exhibition layout. 

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