Gessato Design Store
Gessato Design Store
Menu
reading-horse
reading-horse-2
reading-horse-3
reading-horse

Reading Horse

Made by Choice

Estimated delivery date June 16, 2024

Description

Icelandic designer Katrín Ólína has collaborated with Made by Choice to create home products that celebrate reading. Small Reading Horse is a small portable Bookshelf. It is a simple construction of two 35mm bent laminated plywood tubes held together by two bars. In Icelandic, a reading horse is someone who loves to read. Books are portals to other worlds. Icelandic culture has its roots in literature and Icelanders are avid readers and book lovers. Around 10% of the population will publish a book in their lifetime. “I worked on a research project with a local metal workshop in North Iceland in the years following the financial crash 2013-15. The objective was to look at ways to introduce new production possibilities to a small local business. As a tool to explore furniture and product design, I opted to work with an outdated, but well functioning tube-bending machine that was used to make exhaust pipes for cars. The machine only had one radius available for bending, which restricted the design process in a fun way. I created a series of home furniture in bent steel tube and included found materials and dead stock of decorative metal parts that belonged to the workshop into the design process. Through this process I created a series of products that focused on the Art of Reading. Together with the workshop we produced the series on a tiny scale for a period of time. It is wonderful to see the Reading Horse edition brought to life again in wood with Made by Choice.”

0 | 0 Reviews

Reviews

Be the first to review “Reading Horse”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


At Gessato Design Store, we ensure your shopping experience is as seamless as possible from start to finish.


Shipping:

Gessato Design Store proudly offers Standard Delivery.

Delivery: Our standard shipping provides delivery to the front door of your residence or the dock of a commercial building. Our dedicated delivery team will carefully transport the item(s) from the truck to the first available dry, protected area outside your premises (front porch, garage, etc.)

What's Included: Standard delivery includes delivery to the front door. For multi-unit buildings, the order may be delivered inside the entrance to the building, but not to individual apartment doors. In some instances, a signature may be required. Please note, this option does not include inside delivery to the room of choice, unpacking, assembly, or removal of packing debris. If you need additional delivery options, please reach out to our Customer Service at [email protected].


Cancellation Policy:

We understand that sometimes plans change. If you need to cancel an order, please inform us within 48 hours. Regrettably, we cannot accept cancellations for custom-made items after 48 hours. Should an item have already been shipped, shipping charges will be incurred and deducted from your refund. For more information, please view our full Cancellation Policy.


Return Policy:

At Gessato Design Store, we want to make sure you love your purchase. That's why we offer a generous return policy.

15-Day Hassle-Free Return: Change your mind? No problem. Return your purchase within the first 15 days and we'll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Extended 30-Day Return: Still deciding? That's okay. If you return your purchase within the next 15 days, we'll provide you with store credit equal to the full amount of your purchase.

Please note that we do not accept returns on custom-made items. For more information, view our comprehensive Return Policy.

We are here to help

Trying to find out how quickly we can get this to your door? Have a technical question? Ask away.





    Katrín Ólína

    Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir was born in Iceland in 1967. She studied Industrial Design in Paris and worked in international design studios before establishing on her own in 2007. She now lives in Reykjavik and Helsinki. Over the course of her career, Ólína has cultivated a provocative two- dimensional graphic language that explores the imagination. Her work has been applied in the fields of product design, fashion, interiors, print, and anim...

    Why Shop With Us?

    Authentic Modern Design Authentic Design

    30 Day Return Policy 30 Day Return Policy

    100% Price Match 100% Price Match

    A+ Rated by BBB A+ Rated by BBB

    Since 2011 Since 2011

    EXPERT ADVICE

    Gessato is an Authorized Made by Choice Dealer
    Contact our Made by Choice specialist today via chat, email or 1-888-GESSATO (437-7286)

    0
      No products in the cart.

      Product description

      Icelandic designer Katrín Ólína has collaborated with Made by Choice to create home products that celebrate reading. Small Reading Horse is a small portable Bookshelf. It is a simple construction of two 35mm bent laminated plywood tubes held together by two bars. In Icelandic, a reading horse is someone who loves to read. Books are portals to other worlds. Icelandic culture has its roots in literature and Icelanders are avid readers and book lovers. Around 10% of the population will publish a book in their lifetime. “I worked on a research project with a local metal workshop in North Iceland in the years following the financial crash 2013-15. The objective was to look at ways to introduce new production possibilities to a small local business. As a tool to explore furniture and product design, I opted to work with an outdated, but well functioning tube-bending machine that was used to make exhaust pipes for cars. The machine only had one radius available for bending, which restricted the design process in a fun way. I created a series of home furniture in bent steel tube and included found materials and dead stock of decorative metal parts that belonged to the workshop into the design process. Through this process I created a series of products that focused on the Art of Reading. Together with the workshop we produced the series on a tiny scale for a period of time. It is wonderful to see the Reading Horse edition brought to life again in wood with Made by Choice.”

      Specifications

      x
      • Material: Plywood
      • Dimensions: 7.1" x 7.1" x 9.4" or 18 cm x 18 cm x 24 cm

      Reading Horse