The Sisters – Fedje’s new meeting place at the harbour
You can see them from the ferry as it’s on its way in to Fedje. Nine proud benches
for nine sisters, offering you a welcoming wave from the quayside. The benches
are a gift and a mark of friendship to Fedje from Feddie Distillery’s sisterhood and
all the women who have fallen in love with the island. These women want to make
a difference; the benches signalise that the island community of Fedje can expect
See you at The Sisters!
The nine benches symbolise future and optimism for Fedje. They create reflections
in the water, reach upwards and invite people to gather together, friends and
strangers alike. That is the real purpose of the benches: to be a place where
everybody on the island can meet casually, coffee in hand, Thermos flask at their
feet. Chat and connect. Cry on a shoulder. Sit and reflect. Admire the view. Watch
the boats coming in. Think. Relax and just be; alone or with someone. And the
benches help to fill people’s dreams, visions and expectations with down-to-earth,
tangible significance, reflecting the beating heart of everyday island life in the here
In line and in chaos
The benches look to be arranged in a line, in harmony and good contact. But when
you look at them from a different angle the lines are broken, and chaos arises. The
sisters are no longer in concord. What happens here at the quayside is the same
as otherwise in life and between sisters: everything is fluid and ever-changing. The
iconic construction of the benches in natural Norwegian pine also provides a subtle
hint of the hotel that is currently being planned on the island’s ocean shore.
The benches were put up in September and from the minute they arrived at Fedje’s
quayside they have been attracting people of all ages!