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High Shelf, from The Silent Village Collection, 2013

This is a High Shelf. It was designed by Brynjar Sigurðarson and made for Galerie Kreo.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Galerie Kreo as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is ash wood, metal, krion, ropes, nylon strings, feathers, fur, leather, printed fabrics, chains and hooks.

When creating his furniture pieces, Sigurðarson explores the dialogue between culture and the environment. For his Silent Village Collection (2014) Sigurðarson traveled to Vopnafjörður, a small fishing village in his native Iceland, where he learned a variety of making methods from the local people. Sigurðarson incorporated his experience into this high shelf by using fishing nets, intricate knots, feathers, fur, and hooks to replicate Iceland's wild nature.

It is credited Courtesy of Galerie Kreo.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 240 × 180 × 58 cm (7 ft. 10 1/2 in. × 5 ft. 10 7/8 in. × 22 13/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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