Designer Gudrun Lilja Gunnlaugsdottir of Icelandic design group Studiobility has created Lava Flowers which are symbolic of Icelandic mythology.
These figures have been made by 40x40x40 cm cube of solid Icelandic Lava that was jet-cut with water.
As Gunnlaugsdottir’ said,
‘The lava stone was taken where a new road is being laid and turned into nature/story again. In Iceland we believe the ‘hidden’ people live in the stones.’
These stone flowers are representative of homes of these mythological people and therefore special to the culture.
In most of the cultures, trolls (people living in stones) are usually considered to be ugly and habitants of swampy areas whereas in Iceland they are believed to live in beautiful rock formations as these.
This artistic creation will be on display at ToolsGalerie in Paris during January.