The Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize has annually awarded a Nordic designer or craftsperson since 1994. In addition to the prize money of one million Swedish Kronor, the winner is granted an exhibition at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg. Happy F&B has made the catalogue almost since the start, always with a conceptual idea reflecting the artist’s life and work.
2018’s laureate is Icelandic designer Brynjar Sigurðarson. A big part of his work deals with the Icelandic fishing and harbour environment and the Icelandic nature. "The supernatural is very natural" is something Sigurðarson's work revolves around. 2018 years catalogue is almost impossible to open without a sharp tool. Sigurðarson and his work inspired the fishing ropes and knots used to tie the catalogues together. By bringing ancient Icelandic crafts into the present, he has created a new visual expression. Four different cover photos, all taken by Brynjar himself, provide a close-up of Iceland’s dramatic landscape.