1. Katrin Olina at Dezeen Live


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    Icelandic designer Katrin Olina describes how she translates characters from her imagination into drawings, animations, products and interiors in this movie we filmed at Dezeen Live at 100% Design. The first of five images Olina presents is an ink drawing of one of her creations, a character with an intriguing back story about journeying named "The Wanderer". "My culture is based a lot around story telling and I think it is something we carry within us," she explains. From hand drawing, she moves on to show a digitally-illustrated animation. "When I started to use a computer in the nineties it completely revolutionised my life," she says. "I saw it as a window into the extended mind." Olina proceeds to show her designs for Cristal Bar in Hong Kong, a bar where every surface is patterned, to demonstrate how she applies her illustrations to interior projects. "By galvanising the space in this imagery it feels like an extension of the architecture, extending your mind into another space." She then explains how her characters inspired a collection of bent-steel furniture. "With these creatures I see them as letters in an alphabet, they're like nuances, they're colours," she explains, listing examples such as her "book dogs" which she describes as "little shelves that carry your books, never happier than at your feet". Finally, she shows a short teaser animation of characters from her forthcoming book, which she hopes to publish next year. "It's about a girl from the old world who goes on a journey into the new world to find a lost dream and she meets different kinds of characters," she says. "I see all these creatures moving in my mind's eye when I'm drawing them and I wish technology was just more advanced so all these things could be moving." Dezeen Live was a series of discussions between Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs and a number of designers and critics that took place as part of the talks programme at design exhibition 100% Design during the 2012 London Design Festival.

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        • Katrin Olina – In the Nature of Things


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          When Icelandic artist Katrin Olina talks about complex dual concepts - science and creativity, for instance, or Nature's Janus face - she does so with a lightness and ease that never denies the darkness but rather celebrates it. The same can be said of the cosmos behind her wholly unique visual language. Olina, who began her career as a product designer, anchors future-proof perfect ideas with strong artistic and spiritual roots, and the results are masterful: painstakingly liquid-like illustrations, ceramics, powerful art posters, holistic interior and fashion designs and animated film. Fresh off a launch with us for a limited series of illustrations for Gestalten's Art Editions, the artist chatted with us in -- where else?-- a landscape befitting of her aesthetic vision, Berlin's "Gardens of the World." Related Book http://shop.gestalten.com/illusive-2-292.html More podcasts on www.gestalten.tv (video originally published December 2009)

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          • Katrin Olina (IS) exhibit in LYNfabrikkens BOX


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            Landscape in a Box With her exhibition Landscape in a Box Katrin Olina wished to share a dream with the public. A giant black and white photography sets the scene and leaves it up to the beholder to decide if it depicts the past, the future or maybe a different world all together. The exhibition is a celebration of sublime nature, with numbers popping up as simple graphic elements on suspended pillows in a mythical landscape. Katrin wants to build a bridge between past and present technologies and combines high-tech digitally printed carpet with handmade tassels, creating a dynamic and dreamy exhibition. Katrin Olina Katrin Olina has an education in industrial design, and her work investigates creative drawing, that combine modern technology with handwriting. Her images and graphic works often revolve around natural elements and their visual expressions. As her word has developed, Katrin has constructed a very personal world inhabited by a feeling of wonder, new experiences and a constant questions about the right nature of things. www.katrin-olina.com

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            • DesignMarch 2010


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              DesignMarch is Iceland’s prime design festival, held annually in the capital city Reykjavik. The program features a full range of events−from lecture series to exhibitions, open workshops to pop-up markets−and includes both internationally renowned names and the next generation of young Icelandic designers. Produced by Aurora Design Fund Music by Orphic Oxtra

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              • Lecture with Katrin Olina at LYNfabrikken


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                Born in Iceland, Katrin Olina studied Industrial Design at the E.S.D.I. in Paris before working in the European design studios of Philippe Starck (Paris) and Ross Lovegrove (London). Since then, she has worked predominantly as a graphic artist and illustrator in the fields of industrial design, fashion, interiors, print and animation. Her work has also been featured in several prominent museum and gallery exhibitions around the world. Olina has developed a rich visual language that builds on research, experimentation and intuitive creative drawing processes that combine the use of technology with the hand drawn. Her imagery and graphics are often centered around natural elements and the imaginary. As her work has evolved, Olina has created a personal world where sense of wonder, new experiences and questions about the nature of things abound. Olina has also collaborated with high tech companies such as materials producers Dupont Corian and 3M. Her clients have included porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal and furniture manufacturer Swedese. In addition, she has worked as a consultant and visualizer in the field of creative development for organizations such as Clear Village Foundation. In 2008, she created Eulespiegel, an animation featuring otherworldly landscapes and imaginary creatures. Another recent project has been Cristal Bar in Hong Kong where her dream-like drawings cover every interior surface, enabling a new level of interactivity in three-dimensional space. Cristal Bar has won numerous international awards, including the Forum Aid Award in Stockholm, the SEGD Merit Prize in San Diego and the DV Culture Prize in Iceland in 2009. Olina is currently working on the natural history of the characters that populate her growing world and developing narratives around them.

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                • jumpstart nature


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                  Video created for 100% Design Tokyo 2008. movie produced by TEAMLAB.NET http://www.team-lab.net music/sound by Gisli Galdur

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                  • Eulenspiegel, Nordisk Panorama 2009


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                    Trailer made for the short film festival Nordisk Panorama, Reykjavik, Iceland 2009. animated by Caoz, Music: gisli galdur

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                    • Eulenspiegel by Katrin Olina


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                      Animated by CAOZ Music by Gisli Galdur more information on http://www.katrin-olina.com contact: press@katrin-olina.com

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