How did you decide to make a career change?
While working as an architect in Reykjavik in 2013, I renovated my house without much knowledge of the crafts involved in the process. I learned a lot and caught the woodworking bug. Carpentry is closely connected to design and as an architect, I like being able to build my designs.
How was your first product connected to what you do?
I define what I do as reimagining the known household items and furniture as they are, bare essentials. That is the ambition, at least. My first prototype that turned into a sellable product was a shoehorn. A hand-carved, time-consuming, simple product. But that was the way I wanted to make it.
What motivates you to create well made products?
For me, well made normally doesn’t involve perfect execution and polish. I mostly look at the proportions, design decisions, and the use of materials. I love figuring things out in my workshop. The woodworker in me is trying to understand the designer in me, and connecting the dots between arriving at a decision. Everything is made by me.
What are your specialisations in your craft?
My background as an architect gives me the ability to design things for a specific room or context. I often draw the project in 3D and visualize it for the customers, so they can see it close to reality. I seek inspiration in minimalism and try to unveil the core purpose of the object and focus on proportions and the material.