Garðar Eyjólfsson approaches his work from material and transformation in local contexts, connecting material with more abstract notions like energy and culture. Drawing knowledge and inspiration from economics, philosophy and mythology he strives to find poetic relationships between material, functions and human rituals.
Garðar has developed an understanding of human interventions with natural cycles. This involves deep research of origins, transformation and adaption of material into human systems and functions and ultimately how material is transferred back into natural material cycles – closing the loop. His work opens up possibilities to alternative ways of utilizing materials in a systematic manner, inspiring society to create future systems that rely more on symbiotic relationships between man and nature.
Garðar Eyjólfsson has worked and studied in London, Eindhoven and Reykjavík. He graduated from Central Saint Martins as a product designer in 2009 and was awarded Cum Laude for his master project “Hydro Morphosis” at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011.
He is currently the Programme Director of MA Design at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts.