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