High Tower

Katrin Olina & Michael Young

Katrin Olina has developed a personal, rich visual language that serves as a vivid interface between reality and the subconscious. Born in Iceland, Katrin Olina studied In­dust­rial Design in Paris before working at the European design studios of Philippe Starck in Paris and Ross Lovegrove in Lon­don.

Since then, she has worked predominantly as a graphic artist and illustrator in industrial design, fashion, interiors, print, and animation. One of her major projects is Cristal Bar in Hong Kong, where her dream-like drawings cover every interior surface. Another is the elegant coat hanger Tree, which has become a classic for HighTower, created in collaboration with the British designer Michael Young.