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Bryndis has exhibited her work in the US, Amsterdam, Tokyo, London, Helsinki, Frankfurt and Reykjavik as well as several times at the prestigious Stockholm Furniture Fair.

Through the noise Since graduating from the Iceland Academy of the Arts with a BA in textiles in 1999, award-winning designer and artist Bryndís Bolladóttir has become known for successfully implementing sound absorbers and diffusers, aimed to improve the acoustics and ambiance of interior spaces. Text: Gerður Harðardóttir Images: Anna María Sigurjónsdóttir

Bryndís’ work effectively exhibits the interaction between functional and esthetically pleasing installations, with an em­phasis firmly on playfulness, addressed through various setups and functions. ABSORBING THE SOUND Mainly inspired by architecture, design and art, Bryndís’ best-known project line is KULA, a collection of half spheres of different sizes and colors with a surface layer made of Icelandic wool. The KULA col­­lec­­tion of intriguing and colorful sound absorbers and installations has been successfully certified by sound testing labora­­tories, achieving a “Class A” rating by international performance standards for an effective reduction in reflective sound levels, with sound absorbing and diffusion qualities that can significantly improve the acoustics of a room. The absorbers, coexisting with diffusers, minimize possible acoustical problems often found in large, open spaces. Mounted on walls, mirrors and ceilings, the KULA diffusers have unlimited installation possibilities and can be us­ed by themselves as well as integrated with absorbers, to minimize possible acoustical problems. MORE SPHERES Within the product line of KULA, Bryndís has skillfully played with the round shape of the semi-sphere to create playful and highly original products such as wall mounted hooks, toys, lights and trivets, each made out of small balls of felt. Through her work Bryndis, puts lots of emphasis on working almost exclusively with Icelandic raw materials, mainly the Icelandic wool that has an exceptional insular quality which works beautifully for sound absorbers when applied correctly. The evolution of local resources and excellent craftwork is important to Bryndís. Bryndis has exhibited her work in the US, Amsterdam, Tokyo, London, Helsinki, Frankfurt and Reykjavik as well as several times at the prestigious Stockholm Furniture Fair. She has previously collaborated with the Danish design company Norman Copenhagen on her KULA collection of hooks and trivets. v Bryndís runs her own production studio in Reykjavik. For more information go to bryndisbolladottir.com

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