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Uggi-Lights

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Dögg’s design vision is to create innovative products with emotional appeal and timeless design.  The focus is to create new designs with historical reference.  Material choice is key for Dögg design studio as they develops designs for mass production that utilize time-honored materials with modern production techniques.

Uggi-Lights

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Uggi-Lights

680.00

Material: Dried Cod skin lamp.

see also: www.uggi-lights.com

Made together with Fanney Antonsdottir

 

What, how and why.

 

Uggi lights were first exhibited as an installation of 14 fish lamps, sand and feathers in The Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen in 2001 under the name “The bird that flew away and left time behind”. The installation was a reflection on our Icelandic heritage and cultural identity.

 

The lights have since then been exhibited by numerous galleries and museums in Europe and USA such as Guggenheim in Berlin, FNAC in Paris, The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, Scandinavian House in New York, The International Design Biennale in St.Etienne and the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik.

 

The work referres to the old Icelandic tradition of drying whole fish. The fish was hung up on special wood constructions where the winds would dry them. This architecture was very visible in the landscape in the coast areas up to modern days. Dried fish or Stock fish was an important export product in Iceland for centuries as well as being highly appreciated by Icelanders for consumption. This method of preserving fish has been unchanged since the settlement in Iceland and is still practiced for export in some rural areas.

Dried fish as a snack, is still appreciated and can be bought everywhere in Iceland. 

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