Josephine Andredottir is a product and furniture designer, graduated from the "The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Design" Josephine Andredottir works with both the classic and traditional design as sculptural one-offs, where she works across disciplines, in the grey zone in-between art and design, and believes that exploring the “in-between” can open up for new ways of using, thinking and reflecting on objects in our society today.
She likes to mix and work in many different materials, to find new methods and compositions in existing materials, as well as self-created materials. Josephine is the founder of Artsign by Andredottir & Bobek together with the Danish artist Emilie Bobek. Together they explore the world in-between art and design, where it all floats together and the borders disappear.
What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?
I have many books in my home mostly philosophy, design books and photo books by great photographers.
But once or twice a year, I return to the philosopher - Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation, because I discover something new every time I read it, maybe because of my own experience and process in life develops.
I also keep coming back to Eksil by af Jakob Ejersbo & Mette Petersen - I must have read this book at least 3 times. Other books I return to:
Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective
Photobook - Albert Watson
Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love
Most visited blogs, websites? :
I don't really visit blogs that much. I use the material library, I’m more analog when I search for knowledge and inspiration, for me half of it is to explore and see through my hands to understand.
What apps do you use the most and why?
I use Youtube and Spotify when I work I have many different playlist for moods and inspirations depends where I am in a process. But I actually have a playlist for everything that I use during the year for different happenings and situations - I name them such as Anchor, At Night We Work, Flow, Techno Christmas, Invisible Monday, Wanderlust, Tropical Nights and so on.
Podcast - I listen to podcast every day especially when I work it's my best concentration tool like music. It makes it easier to jump into my own world so I don't get distracted by anything! At the moment I listen to 99% Invisible, Women of The Hour by Lena Dunham and You Must Remember This.
Instagram - For promotion and portfolio
Whats currently on your playlist?
Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs
Easy Easy by King Krule
All is Temporary by YWF
I Love You by Brynjolfur
See You All by Koudlam
Midnight by Yazoo
Dust by The Golden Filter
3 Days by Rhye
Sutphin Boulevard by Blood Orange
This Must Be the Place by Talking heads
Gogo by Kura
And always Spoonful by Howlin' Wolf because it started there
What records would you recommend to hear?
All of them!!
Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?
The Wolfpack - They look so cool in there suits and Ray Ban shades - it's a documentary where 7 siblings are living in a New York apartment where they have lived with their mom and dad and stayed in the apartment their entire life and pretty much don't get out of the door ever. As there mom and dad tries to protect them from the world outside. They use there time on re-directing their favorite movies with home-made props and costumes. They are really inspiring and creative. It's a must see!
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
How Are You - Elmgreen & Dragset by Jannik Splidsboel
Gummo - I love bunny boy he is my hero - And no matter where you pause this movie you can take it directly and hang it up on your wall - it's a really great movie by Harmony Korine who is also behind the movie Kids.
Little Ashes - Salvador Dali doing his time at the Art Academy
Youth by Paolo Sorrentino
Call Me by Your Name by James Ivorys
Basquiat by Julian Schnabel
Delicatessen by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
Amelie by Guillaume Laurant
Which artists working today do you admire most?
What are some of your tv top tips right now?
Who are you following?
What tools do you use in your work?
It's really difficult to say, as I work very analog in materials such as metal, wood, ceramic, stone, 3D print and 3D modeling/rendering, the tool list is therefore very long.
But one thing is for sure before I can start working I need my workwear, mask, gloves, earplugs or headset and laptop
What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?
What are your favorite gadgets?
My 100% UV sunglasses from Mads Nørgaard