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.