Hlynur Vagn Atlason was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1974. He lived in Copenhagen and Paris before graduating from Parsons School of Design, New York City 2001. Atlason studio was formed in 2003, in Manhattan.
Atlason makes work that explores the balance of function and emotion – and how to create a fresh perspective or an improved experience of familiar items. “From everyday products to cherished possessions, when great design works well, it makes us feel different; safer, inspired, assured, It invites us to question the purpose and influence of the objects that shape our lives.