A multi-sensory Italian impression of Iceland
The Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland might be far away from the sunny beaches of the Italian coast, yet it was here, in a small and windy harbor, that an Italian designer and architect chose to captured the sound of their environment. Since sound is essentially a mechanical wave of oscillating pressure, it can be visualized as a graph, also called a waveform. Fabio Del Percio and Anna Giudice were inspired by this property of sound and saw it as a means of transforming the beauty of Iceland’s landscape into art. Thanks to this unique idea they have converted the waveform of the sound they captured in Snæfellsnes into a visually stunning fabric.
Made from pure wool, the sound wave upholstery is the result of a collaboration between designer Fabio Del Percio’s Hver Design and architect Anna Giudice’s 7factory Design. Both Italian designers are based in Iceland where they find inspiration in the sounds, smells, textures and colors of the nordic land and culture. The “Icelandic Harbour” fabric is the first in a series of upholstery fabrics the designers will be producing called “Sound of Iceland.” If you find their visual abstraction of Iceland’s beauty as intriguing as we do, you can discover the original inspiration thanks to a QR-code on the fabric’s label that will allow you to listen to the original recorded sound online.