Brynjar Sigurðarson

Icelandic product designer Brynjar Sigurðarson is a 2011 ECAL graduate, and part of the Pecha Kucha team at Design Indaba Conference 2012.

Prior to graduating with a master's degree from ECAL in 2011, Sigurðarson completed a bachelor’s degree at the Iceland Academy (IAA) of the Arts in Reykjavík.

At ECAL Sigurðarson’s work looked at how the notion of culture is approached through different narratives, and how designers can learn from disciplines that deal with culture, such as anthropology and archeology.

Sigurðarson’s ECAL graduation project saw an imaginary character questioning the relationship between props and products.

During his studies Sigurðarson did internships at Chris Kabel studio in Rotterdam and at the Big Game studio in Lausanne.

Sigurðarson was nominated by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to do a limited-edition cover for the Next Generation issue of Wallpaper.

In 2011 he received the Grand Prix at the Design Parade 6 in France where he presented objects realised at ECAL and IAA.

Currently Sigurðarson is working on a research project for ECAL, doing a workshop for IAA, as well as managing his own studio in Lausanne.