Brynhildur Pálsdóttir’s nature-inspired chocolate mountains are on display and for sale at Kjarvalsstadir museum in Reykjavík and will soon be sold in stores.
“The pralines symbolize four types of Icelandic mountains and are made of premium chocolate,” Pálsdóttir told Bladid. The chocolate is produced by Haflidi Ragnarsson, a baker from Mosfellsbaer.
“We tried to take the mountains’ geology into account while making the fillings, so an active volcanic glacier, for example, has red fudge and coconut filling,” Pálsdóttir explained. Each mountain serves two or three people.
The 27-year-old product designer has studied product design in art academies in Iceland and abroad. Pálsdóttir now runs the design company Bordid with Gudfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir.
“I didn’t know what to expect when we began operating, but I hoped for the best. The company is constantly growing and we have been more successful than I dared hope for,” Pálsdóttir said.
Apart from designing food products, Bordid also offers graphic design services for companies. The chocolate mountain project is something Pálsdóttir and Ragnarsson do on the side.
“It is fantastic to have your hobby as your main line of work. I’m working on many projects at a time, which is very time consuming, but I don’t mind because I’m doing something I enjoy,” Pálsdóttir said.