Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir
Owner & Creative Director,Primitiva.fi
Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir is an award winning, Icelandic designer and artist with over 25 years of experience in design. Her work has materialised in the fields of product design, fashion, interiors, furniture, print and animation. She has createdlarge immersive graphic installations at the National Gallery in Oslo and Reykjavik Art Museum and won numerous awards for her work, including Forum Aid, SEGD
and the DV Culture Award in Iceland. Possessed of a deep sensibility for visual poetry, Ólína’s work draws upon science and the humanities such as philosophy and art. Her working methods combine digital technologies from 2D flat work to 3D printing in an effort to give form and material to her meditations on thejourney of humans in the unfolding of the universe.
Ólína’s latest project Primitiva, presents a unique collection of 40 cast bronze talismans that are designed to encapsulate some of humanity’s existential questions as well as helping the wearer find focus in a technically entangled and often disconnected physical world. To navigate the collection, Ólína wrote Primitiva – Book of TalismansM