The brand new cooperative online sales platform for design, art, and local craftmanship from Austurland is up and running and the Makers collection will gradually expand. So far selected Makers have created design objects from a diverse range of local Austurland material; Wool, Stone, Antlers, Wood and Rope.
RÓ is a collection of Woollen mattresses, cushions and a daybed with pure Icelandic wool, designed by the group RoShamBo and handmade in Seydisfjördur, Austurland. The group emphasise the use of local facilities, natural & environmentally friendly material, the importance of a calm realm and good nights sleep. The RÓ products comes in various sizes and custom solutions are available ro-selection.com.
Thorunn Arnadottirs rope Skip Ahoy concept for Designs from Nowhere build on the ideologies of MAKE; to explore the possibilities for small-scale design and production in East Iceland, using locally sourced materials and skills. Having learned net-making skills from net-making company Egersund Island in Eskifjördur, she applied the same materials and techniques but on much smaller scale in the development and production of her collection of Ship Ahoy items.