In fierce competition with top designers from all over the Nordic region, Formex Nova 2020 is awarded to the Icelandic designer Valdís Steinarsdóttir, 29, who in her work focuses on recycling natural materials. Together with researchers she has, among other things, developed two completely new materials, Bioplastic Skin and Just Bones. In its motivation, the Formex Nova jury highlights in particular Valdís Steinarsdóttir’s ambition to find unique solutions to social and environmental problems, and how she creates an open discussion about social change through design.
The jury’s motivation:
“Design that focuses on material experiments and finding unique solutions to social and environmental issues. Through her projects, she wants to have an open discussion with the audience about social changes through design.”