K. Oldal has studied Design history and particulary Scandinavian Design at the university during five years. For the last couple of years, she proposes a very original reinterpretation of a famous Swedish symbol: the Dalecarlian horse or Dalahorse (Dalahäst). This national symbol links to Viking mythology and the ancient Gods Freyr and Odin. She has named this original creation ‘Oldalahäst’ after her maternal grandparents and very especially in tribute to her grandfather who to seduce his dearest (very keen on originality) invented his own surname (Oldal) and gave it to her as a wedding gift. Each horse is a unique handmade piece of wood (Swedish pine from Nusnäs), with a modern and pure shape, it has the signature of the artist. Some of them are covered in gold, copper and silverleaves and are tagged with graffitis, other with handpicked flowers that she presses and dries in a traditionnal way, between pages of old books. The drying time is between one to three months. The flowers come from different places that she loves, like the archipelago of Stockholm, the mountains of Provence, the riviera of Liguri and Toscany. All the pieces are covered by several coats of UV-protection and varnish to finish the process and make them resistant. The Oldalahäst is a product filled with wholehearted passion combining both tradition and modernity with handicraft and design and a great sensibility for colors. EXHIBITIONS 2017 – Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm 2017 – Formex, Stockholm 2017 – Hantverksmässan, Båstad 2017 – Sy&Hantverksfestivalen, Stockholm 2016 – Gallery Four Seasons, Stockholm 2016 – Deeloop Art Konstmässa, Limhamn 2016 – Stockholms Konstsalong, Stockholm 2013/2015 – Swedish Art Biennale – KoBi 13/ KoBi 15, Nice Gallery Four Seasons, Stockholm Redsheep Gallery, Stockholm Inredecor, Stockholm Hagelmark, Älmhult My Swedish Shop, Paris Nordic Temptations, Antibes