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Theodora Alfredsdottir

MA work

With technology developments and increased consumption, we have become distant from our material resources. Materials have been abstracted to a high extent to maximise their qualities, resulting in a disconnect between the material and it's origins. These changes have led to a growing gap between the user and the maker, resulting in our understanding and appreciations decreasing.

The project centres up on feldspar, a family of minerals that take up over 60 per cent of the earths crust, and their importance within the domestic environment.

The project is a dining set, consisting of materials derived from feldspar, using their qualities in one way or another. Together they form a totem, which works as a visual aid to lift their alienation from one another and states their shared origin. The project offers a way to engage with the material culture surrounding us; knowing the origin of your food is common but the origin of the plate you eat it from is often not known.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2015



  • Objects telling a story of their being, from shape to cultural settings.

    Interrelations between objects and how they are read.

    Narratives embodied within objects – viewers becoming active 'imaginers'.

    Facts can be stranger then fiction.

  • Degrees

  • BA Product Design, Iceland Academy of the Arts, 2012
  • Experience

  • Internship, Studio Faye Toogood, London, 2012; Internship, Domaine de Boisbuchet, France, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • Future Under Construction, Milan, 2013; Graduation Exhibition, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, 2012; Í barnastærðum, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, 2009