The Butterfly Project (Product Design, Kunsthochschule Kassel) in Reykjavik at the Designmarch Festival (Vigdísar-Stofa). The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding.
Veröld – Hus Vidgdisar – The University of Iceland
Brynjolfsgata 1, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
The Butterfly Project began during the documenta 14 at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. The venture was conceived so as to assemble stool designs from current and former teachers and student designers from the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
With more than 100,000 variations, butterflies are one of the most species-rich insects, with about 130 families and 46 super-families. Perhaps as many stools have already been created in the history of design. As the most minimal form of seating, the stool has no backrest and has always been the subject of creative experiments due to its simplicity. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the
Butterfly Stool, a stool made from industrially produced, molded plywood. Japanese designer Sori Yanagi, who created the Butterfly Stool in 1954, was a visiting professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel from 1960 – 1961. Further information about the Butterfly Project here.