© 2020 Johanna Seelemann
© 2019 Johanna Seelemann

Willow Project

x Björn Steinar Blumenstein
x Birta Rós Brynjólfsdóttir
x Theodóra Mjöll
x Védís Pálsdóttir
x Emilía Sigurðardóttir
x Kristín Sigurðardóttir

The Willow Project is an investigation into one of Iceland’s newly gained raw materials, the willow tree. Since the start of forestry from about 70 years ago, this material starts being available in bigger volumes now. During the research process, three main processes of boiling, burning, and distilling were rendered. Inspired by the natural circulation of matter, nothing but water and heat were added to the wood and all byproducts were processed as valuable resources. By deconstructing the tree into microscale and reassembling the found elements, the rendered new materials could stand by themselves. All of them would be able to go back to the forest as nutrition.

Concept, Design, Development:
Johanna Seelemann, Birta Rós Brynjólfsdóttir,
Védís Pálsdóttir, Björn Steinar Blumenstein,
Emilía Sigurðardóttir, Theodóra Mjöll,
Kristín Sigurðardóttir

Thanks to:
Tinna Gunnarsdóttir, Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson
Garðar Eyjólfsson, Óskar Kristinn Vignisson

Iceland Academy of the Arts, 2015

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