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About Steinn Sigurðsson : Steinn Sigurdsson is an Icelandic designer, that has designed furnitures, lamps, cars and home appliances. He is interested in revolutionary design and is always looking for new approach in design and novelty and rule breaking solutions. In his work the line between sculpture and product design merge and art form and sculpture meet in his design in tables and lamps and other products. Even thought the importance is on form the furnitures are always fully functional. The assembly is easy and unconventional and is an important visual part of his design. The extremes in the Icelandic landscape is a great influence on his work.
I am interested in revolutionary kind of design, rather than traditional and I am always looking for new approach in design and any kind of novelty and rule breaking solutions, which I try to adopt to my design for furnitures, cars, home appliances, to name a few.
Few years back I invented a device for vacuum cleaners, called Visio Vac. This is a trap or culling device to adopt to the vacuum cleaner´s handle and will catch valuables like coins, jewelry and such items. To accomplish a marketable product is to develope and design the product again and again until it is production price competitive and consumer reliable.
In my view the line between sculpture and product design is merging and in my case art form and sculpture meets in my design in lamps, tables, household goods, cars etc. My first thought is to try to revolutionalize which product I deal with each time and develope.
My work can be seen at www.kulturogkaos.is
Kultur og kaos
Furniture designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design
Technical School of Reykjavik
Designer and co owner of KulturogKaos, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2009
Inventor and Marketing Manager for Vicio Vac Device 1995
Sales Manager for Mazda Cars import in Iceland 1972-1990
2010, 2011, Design March, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008, Icelandic Industrial, Toppstodin, Reykjavik, Iceland
2003, Product Design, Technical Institution of Iceland
2002 , Product Design, Odense, Denmark
1995, Snjallradi, Reykjavik, City Hall, Iceland
1978, Industrial, Museum of Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland
1998, Unvailing of Xtremer, a car designed and built by Steinn Sigurdsson for extreme conditions in Iceland (unvailing done by Iceland´s president Olafur Ragnar Grimsson).
2006, Novelty Ideas, Xtremer Kit Cars, Akureyri, Iceland
1994, Novelty Ideas, for motor snosled, Technical Institution of Iceland
1976, 1st prize, International car design competition, held by Zagato, Italy/Popular Mechanics, USA
1973, 1st prize, International car design for Volvo, Gothenburg, Sweden
2011, Kultur og Kaos Design Studio, Casa International, August, China
2011, Breaking Tradition in Furniture, Morgunbladid, March, Iceland
2010, Hundreds of Ideas, Morgunbladid, March, Iceland
2005, Vacuum Without Worry, Morgunbladid, January, Iceland
2005, Kleinteile-Fanger fur Staubsauger, Stiftung Innovation, Nov. Germany
2002, Good Ideas and Tips, Hjemmet no 21, Denark
2002, Icelandic Inventions, Morgunbladid, August, Iceland
1975, Winner of the Electric car chassis, Popular Mechanics, Dec. USA
1979, Driving PM´s electric car in Iceland, Popular Mechanics, USA
1973, Fresh Ideas, Bilen og Baaden, April, Denmark
Icelandic (native), English (intermediate)
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