Photo: Sebastian Jansson

Photo: Sebastian Jansson

Primitiva by Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir

February 2, 2016

During Stockholm Design Week, Summit is honoured to suport a special event by Icelandic designer Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir, in collaboration with the Embassy of Iceland and Iceland Design Centre.

The event will feature Primitiva, by Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir which presents a language of shapes developed over the past two years at Aalto Digital Design Laboratory in Helsinki. The project communicates philosophical ideas and ancient wisdom in a unique collection of 40 talismans in bronze, developed with digital manufacturing technologies and produced by Finnish jewellers at Kalevala Koru. The Primitiva language presented in the Talismans is developed with a single base unit: a serpentine curve that is replicated and built into meticulous three dimensional patterns. From this, Ólína developed a taxonomy of archetypes presented in Ólína ́s corresponding publication, Primitiva – Book of Talismans. The quiet revolution of our time drives more and more of us inward, in search of what connects our bodies to our souls, ourselves to others, our bodies to nature, ourselves to the universe, to explore the unreached worlds of our consciousness.

Listen to our interview with Katrin Olina in the Summit podcast.