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Magnús Freyr Gíslason

Magnús Freyr Gíslason Cabinetmaker
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Icelandic, Danish, English, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+354 8679040
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An architect's vision

  • • Magnús envisioned a fit-to-context furniture brand
  • • His pieces are entirely self-made
  • • He is inspired by a minimalist aesthetic

Architect-turned-woodworker, Magnús Freyr Gíslason’s unexpected venture in carpentry began in a garage in 2016. Years of architectural training have enabled him to design unique pieces, and reimagine furniture. In building his designs, Gíslason draws on the connection between envisioning the grand and refining the granules. As an architect, he envisions the structural city settings of his pieces, and believes a household item should reflect its environment. Gíslason visualizes and designs household items and furniture in context. After receiving his journeyman papers in 2017, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts alumnus launched his workshop and brand Gagn in North Iceland. In a time of prevailing mass production, Gíslason insists on 100% handmade products. In his own words: “there will always be a market for creative heads with capable hands”.

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Works

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Tall desk

The desk is intended to serve as a home office to answer a short, crucial email, and to store ones laptop, to leave the desk as a display object in the living room. The two-metre tall desk and shelf have been entirely handmade from oak.

Length 60 cm
Width 90 cm
Height 200 cm

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Chair 2

This chair, a minimalistic design, is made from smoked oak and the seat from paper chord. The simple and geometric design of the chair make it easy to integrate it to a variety of interiors.

Length 60 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 80 cm

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Mirror

This mirror was designed to fit into an entrance passage and features a small ledge for keys and a mobile phone. The ledge is connected to the mirror by a series of wooden strips.

Height 70 cm
Diameter 60 cm

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Plantstand

These stands are simple scaffoldings created to raise plants up from the ground. The stands are made from a combination of oak and smoked oak wood. The pot and plant are chosen by the owner to give varying results depending on one’s taste.

Height 90 cm
Diameter 21 cm

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Shelving System

This minimal, shelving system was originally made for a home office in Reykjavík, Iceland. The oak shelves are modular and can be varied to fit changes in interior design.

Length 90 cm
Width 60 cm
Height 260 cm

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