Culture / The Söderberg Prize
2018’s laureate is Icelandic designer Brynjar Sigurðarson, whose work is rooted in the fundamentals of Iceland’s heritage – nature, fishing and storytelling. Taking traditional roping methods out of their original environment and applying them to his design, Sigurðarson has created a new visual expression.
This year’s catalogue is almost impossible to open without a sharp tool. The inspiration came from the laureate himself, whose intricate use of coloured ropes and knots brings ancient Icelandic crafts into the present. Four different cover photos, all taken by Brynjar himself, provide a close-up of Iceland’s dramatic landscape.