Hlynur Atlason has run Atlason Studio since 2003, designing products and packaging to provoke and delight the people who use them. Atlason partners with brave clients, who are prepared to question convention, turn heads and change minds; people who want to contribute to the ongoing dialogue of design and rethink how products create a conversation with their users.
YORKY is a silicone lamp designed for ARTECNICA. Yorky lives in a dimension between familiar and foreign. Beholden to its’ owner, Yorky's purpose can be a companion in everyday adventures, a fixture on a wall or sitting on a shelf with discipline and poise.
Stainless steel water carafe with optional stacking cups. Made of stainless steel with a cork closure and cups of polycarbonate. Created for QDO Denmark.
Stool, made from a whole lamb, exposing all the details remaining of the former life of the animal. This is evident from the transition in the wool from the legs to the ‘back’ and the detail on the inner leg dew claw. The mind goes between “the individual” and “the product” as the item captures an in-between stage where both are present.
To achieve the highest quality and finish, the stool is developed with Frank J. Zitz & Company, Inc. Frank J. Ziltz is a renowned taxidermist which clients include museums and private collectors, with a great reputation for correct anatomy and excellent detail. The re-enforced legs are anatomically correct and strong despite looking thin and fragile. The 3D geometry of actual hoofs was recorded in a CAD engineering program and then cast as an accurate interpretation in premium metal.