Some of our 3D printed igloos

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts → This was a very enjoyable collaboration with my good friends Studio PSK. The project was created for a London Design Festival exhibition that explored 'water' as a theme. Mixing design disciples we set out to tell the story of a fictional people called The Yboviethii, a nomadic community who despite living in extremely harsh, arctic-like conditions, prioritised their mental health as much as their physical well-being. Taking the igloo as our starting point—the perfect marriage of design and water (ice) to us—we set out to create a series of playful structures with very warm intentions. Against a backdrop of climate change, advances in technology and the on-going mental health crisis, we were interested in ways our igloos could enhance life for inhabitants.

More of our 3D printed igloos

We presented our structures as 3D printed models, each of which facilitated wholesome needs such as resolving conflict, being heard amongst the community, co-existing in tight spaces and more. To help narrate our piece we created a large community flag and number of riso printed booklets that folded out to A3 posters. Each booklet featured illustrations and info explaining the wider world of The Yboviethii culture.

The full stop is an igloo (Guilia G special)

Little Ybob.

100 laps of Itkranartok.

Each igloo has its own symbol, all of which form the community flag.

Flag and gallery wall.