The willow project is an investigation of one of Iceland’s newly gained raw materials, the willow tree. Since the start of forestry from about 70 years ago, this material has become ever more available. 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 micro scale 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.
Tinna Gunnarsdóttir
Students from Product Design at the Department of Design and Architecture at the Iceland University of the Arts participated in the project.
These are Birta Rós Brynjólfsdóttir, Björn Steinar Jóhannesson, Emilía Sigurðardóttir, Johanna Seelemann, Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Theodóra Mjöll Skúladóttir Jack and Védís Pálsdóttir.
Skógrækt Reykjavíkur