Ragnheiður Ingunn is an Icelandic artist and designer, with a degree in Industrial design from the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy (1998) and a Diploma in Fine Arts from L’Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, France (1991).
Ragnheidur’s work is on the border between craftsmanship and industrial production. None of her works are exactly alike and she prefer them to carry the signs of their manufacturing process, whether they are thrown, cast or formed by hand.
She is interested in everyday objects that are always designed with a function in mind. Yet through time the craftsmanship, cultural practices and narratives they convey far outweigh their original role. And what is then everyday objects, artwork or sculpture? Sometimes these interpretations are vague, sometimes the works can not be used other than being watched or being touched, is that also everyday objects?
Rather than defining her self as either artist or designer she works as both at the same time and allow herself to fluctuate between the two in her works.