Reading Horses

Iceland (2014)

 


Reading Horses

Iceland (2014)

 


Reading Horses

Iceland (2014)


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Reading Horses is a set of home products that celebrate reading. Katrín Ólína developed the project in collaboration with Stuðlaberg, a local metal workshop in the North of Iceland. 
The products combine the idea of reading and horses in a series of portable mini-bookshelves. The various shelves include functional extentions like a light or a small table and the collection includes: the Simple Reading Horse, Bright Reading Horse, Reading Horse on Ledge, and small reading lamp, Black Dahlia.

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In Iceland, someone who loves to read is called a Reading Horse. Books are gateways into other worlds.

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Black Dahlia is a small lamp with a base made from an upturned ceramic flowerpot. The pot is connected to repurposed decorative metal parts such as cable cups with a bent steel tube. 

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The project is centred around the revival of an old tube-bending machine that made exhaust pipes for cars until the early 90ies. The project combines tubular steel with found materials, such as abandoned decorative metal parts.

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