Food is an everyday necessity but in the last years, design has become an increasingly important factor within the food industry. In this workshop we will explore the world of cooking and eating through the eyes of designers and see how design can improve and affect this important business in a new, creative way.
Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1970. She graduated as an industrial designer from Istituto Europeo di Design, in Milan, Italy in 1994 and received Compasso D’Oro for her graduation project. After graduation she started her design company H&H in Iceland in 1995 and did projects for various different companies worldwide; from furniture to interior design to medical appliances. In 2000 she returned to Milan, Italy, to do her master’s degree at Domus Academy and continued working for H&H. In 2001, she began working for IKEA Sweden and designed products in all areas, from children’s furniture to breadbaskets. After being the design manager for Fritz Hansen, she now opened her own design studio. She also worked on projects with all the major international design schools: Eindhoven Design Academy, Royal College of Art in London, Domus in Milan, University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Parsons in New York, University of Shanghai, Marhi in Moscow and many others.
Her works have been displayed in various design museums and shows like the VIA gallery in Paris and featured in the 2004 Design Yearbook.
Webpage : www.siggaheimis.com