The beginning

We are Myrra Rós and Júlíus Óttar, a husband and wife living in Iceland. In 2016 we moved from the city life for Júlíus to work along side his father Björgvin Tómasson, doing organ building and fixing harmoniums amongst other things.

I on the other hand found myself without work so I started to design and make wings out of scraps and materials laying around the workshop. This is how our project Fjaðrafok began. 

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a workshop in Stokkseyri, Iceland

Stokkseyri is a small town by the sea in Southern Iceland. We work out of Orgelsmiðja Björgvins Tómassonar, but as I mentioned Björgvin is the father of Júlíus and Iceland's only organ builder. The workshop is by the harbour overlooking the ocean. Soon after I made my first pair of wings, Björgvin offered me a little table in the corner of the workshop so I would have space to work on more creations. 

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The Wings

The wing base is made of different types of wood. Mostly some cut off parts that would otherwise end up as firewood. The feathers are mostly made from wood thins of Walnut, Mahogany and Birch.

The materials are also mostly scraps and leftovers. No two pairs will ever be the same since I make each and every one by hand. from sculpting the base the feathers go on, to each feather cut out, glued, sanded, stained and varnished. 

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Since the beginning of this new adventure that started in 2016 I have designed four types of wings. I am still working on new ideas, to see what works and what does not.

The wings have come a long way since this prototype was made. I have studied the materials to see what works best and as you can see in this first pair, the wood in the feathers was entirely too thick to work. I realised quickly that I'd need very thin material to be able to bend and manipulate it like I wanted. 

I am currently working with veneer on pine base. 

The first pair laying in the scrap box it came out of. 

The first pair laying in the scrap box it came out of. 

They found a good home at a friends place who really loved them. 

They found a good home at a friends place who really loved them. 

Below you can see these four types of wings that I liked doing and decided to keep as they are.

 

 

 

VARGUR

Black, varnish

Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple

Each wing around 22-25 cm or around 8-9 inches long. Wings stand out and point down. Today these come on a plate like the VÆRA ones.

Each pair takes around 8 hours in the making.

These can be made to order in a slightly larger size. 

Comes in black or natural with varnish coat. 

29.000 kr. / 240 € / 290 USD

VÆRA    Natural, varnish  Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple  Each wing around 25-28cm or around 8-10 inches long. Wings raised up.  Wingspan is around 25-30cm / 8-11 inches, depending on how you want the wings to be  Each pair takes around 8 hours in the making.  Comes in black or natural with varnish coat.   29.000 kr. / 240 € / 290 USD

VÆRA

Natural, varnish

Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple

Each wing around 25-28cm or around 8-10 inches long. Wings raised up.

Wingspan is around 25-30cm / 8-11 inches, depending on how you want the wings to be

Each pair takes around 8 hours in the making.

Comes in black or natural with varnish coat. 

29.000 kr. / 240 € / 290 USD

VARGUR   Natural, varnish  Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple  Each wing around 22-25 cm or around 8-9 inches long. Wings stand out and point down. Today these come on a plate like the VÆRA ones.  Each pair takes around 8 hours in the making.  These can be made to order in a slightly larger size.  Comes in black or natural with varnish coat.   29.000 kr. / 240 € / 290 USD

VARGUR

Natural, varnish

Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple

Each wing around 22-25 cm or around 8-9 inches long. Wings stand out and point down. Today these come on a plate like the VÆRA ones.

Each pair takes around 8 hours in the making.

These can be made to order in a slightly larger size.

Comes in black or natural with varnish coat. 

29.000 kr. / 240 € / 290 USD

VÆRA    Black, varnish  Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple  Each wing around 25-28cm or around 8-10 inches long. Wings raised up.  Wingspan is around 25-30cm / 8-11 inches, depending on how you want the wings to be  Each pair takes around 8 hours in the making.  Comes in black or natural with varnish coat.   29.000 kr. / 240 € / 290 USD

VÆRA 

Black, varnish

Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple

Each wing around 25-28cm or around 8-10 inches long. Wings raised up.

Wingspan is around 25-30cm / 8-11 inches, depending on how you want the wings to be

Each pair takes around 8 hours in the making.

Comes in black or natural with varnish coat. 

29.000 kr. / 240 € / 290 USD

MYRKVI (looking slightly up under the wings.)   Black, varnish  Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple  Each wing around 30-35 cm or around 12-13 inches. From wall to end of wing is around 25-30 cm or 10-11 inces. Wings raised but longest feathers droop down. (See next picture)  Wingspan is around 40 cm / 15 inches   Each pair takes around 12 hours in the making.  Comes in black with varnish coat.   49.000 kr. / 400 € /490 USD

MYRKVI (looking slightly up under the wings.)

Black, varnish

Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple

Each wing around 30-35 cm or around 12-13 inches. From wall to end of wing is around 25-30 cm or 10-11 inces. Wings raised but longest feathers droop down. (See next picture)

Wingspan is around 40 cm / 15 inches 

Each pair takes around 12 hours in the making.

Comes in black with varnish coat. 

49.000 kr. / 400 € /490 USD

MYRKVI (This is how they look from the side when on a wall)   Black, varnish  Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple  Each wing around 30-35 cm or around 12-13 inches. From wall to end of wing is around 25-30 cm or 10-11 inces. Wings raised but longest feathers droop down. (See next picture)  Wingspan is around 40 cm / 15 inches   Each pair takes around 12 hours in the making.  Comes in black with varnish coat.   49.000 kr. / 400 € /490 USD

MYRKVI (This is how they look from the side when on a wall)

Black, varnish

Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple

Each wing around 30-35 cm or around 12-13 inches. From wall to end of wing is around 25-30 cm or 10-11 inces. Wings raised but longest feathers droop down. (See next picture)

Wingspan is around 40 cm / 15 inches 

Each pair takes around 12 hours in the making.

Comes in black with varnish coat. 

49.000 kr. / 400 € /490 USD

VALKYRJA   Natural, varnish. Can also be black upon request.  Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple  Each wing around 40-45 cm or around 16-18 inches long. Wings raised up.  Wingspan is around 50-55 cm / 20-22 inches depending on how you want the wings to be since you can loosen screws in the back and move the wings in your desired form and then tighten the screws again.  Each pair takes around 12 hours in the making.  Comes in black or natural with varnish coat.   49.000 kr. / 400 € /490 USD

VALKYRJA

Natural, varnish. Can also be black upon request.

Materials: Walnut, mahogany and Birds eye maple

Each wing around 40-45 cm or around 16-18 inches long. Wings raised up.

Wingspan is around 50-55 cm / 20-22 inches depending on how you want the wings to be since you can loosen screws in the back and move the wings in your desired form and then tighten the screws again.

Each pair takes around 12 hours in the making.

Comes in black or natural with varnish coat. 

49.000 kr. / 400 € /490 USD

VALKYRJA (From the side)

VALKYRJA (From the side)

Please note that each pair is unique. These 4 types of wings have their identifying look but no two will ever be exactly the same. Although I try to keep them as similar as possible, each pair will differ slightly in color and shape.

These can be ordered through contacting me via email:

fjadrafokwoodworks@gmail.com 

Myrra

Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir

Designer / Manager / Wingmaker & full time dreamer

Photo by: Alex Weber

Júlíus

Júlíus Óttar Björgvinsson 

Assistant / consultant & full time awesome husband

Photo by: Katla Hreiðars

Our workshop

Hafnargata 9,

825, Stokkseyri

Iceland
 

 

Contact us

Myrra Rós

(00354) 6941035

email: fjadrafokwoodworks@gmail.com