OBJECT DESIGN // SOUTH EAST // ICELAND
Another Dialog (2018)

Another Dialog

About the project:

Another Dialog

A dialogue is a mutual communication, an exhange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue. 

When shopping for household products you choose which ones to purchase by imagining how you use them in your daily life at home. You look at them evaluate their purpose and consider if you have a need for them and how to use them. 

Handles play quite a role in that dialogue. They indicate movement, weight and function and possible disclose whether the product is supposed to be used for hot or cold things. A simple thing like a handle can therefor clearly express the utility of a product.

In Dialog handles have been added to 3 different cylinder shapes in different places in various heights. They make very different products.

This way the same shape creates different dialogues with the viewer and same shape tells different stories.

Another Dialog is a family of household objects, in the first series "Dialog" the use was up to the viewer, however he could imagine them in his daily life. This time with Another Dialog the shapes have been developed to respond to the views people had. The stories the people told the designer throught the last few years come alive. 

 

About the exhibition:

To have a dialog can be quite powerful, you exchange opinions and often spark ideas. If you discuss the matter more than once often new ideas come along.

The exhibition is a visual conversation with guests about their ideas of form, function and material were handles often have the last word.

Studio Hanna Whitehead exhibits an extension of her ceramic object series Dialog were she plays with shape, color and material feeling. New colors, shapes and textiles enter the dialog this time which tell a different story.

Hanna Dís Whitehead runs a design studio in South East Iceland and focuses on working with her hands in a personal way using stories, forms, materials and colours while allowing the process take control of the outcome. The products designed by the studio range in scale from small to big, from object to space.

Producer of ceramic objects Sigurlína Margrét Osuala. Glazed by Studio Hanna Whitehead,