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Monthly archive March, 2011

DesignTalks 2011 | Designers’ Role in Times of Change

If I had to answer yesterday’s Apparat Organ Quartet competition question ‘what has been the most inspiring thing during DesignMarch so far’, Thursdays’ lecture series at Tjarnarbio would win hands down. Here, Jerszy Seymour in action. Afterwards, a panel discussion lead by Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon. What has inspired you most… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | Warehouse

Elin Brita already picked out her favourites from Warehouse, a showroom for new products by Icelandic product and industrial designers. Here, a few more pics from the opening.   All photos by Valgarður Gíslason

DesignMarch 2011 | Good Times at KronKron

What better way to recover from last night’s party – thrown by the Icelandic product designers – than to remember the party from the night before? To celebrate their new fashion line, the exhibition Þí/ýða and DesignMarch, KronKron showed us all a good time. Another cup of strong, black coffee,… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | Pick of the Day

Good morning! How’s it Marchin’? Still one day left to check out all of the wonderful things going on at DesignMarch. So many things, so little time! Today we suggest you head down to Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús, where the architecture firm KRADS will be doing what they do best,… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | Glamour goes out

“This was her, Mick Kelly, walking in the daytime and by herself at night. In the hot sun and in the dark with all the plans and feelings. This music was her—the real plain her…This music did not take a long time or a short time. It did not have… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | Aluminum in the spotlight at Epal

I was excited to hear Epal has been encouraging Icelandic designers to use aluminum for their designs and determined to go and see the outcome that is being exhibited in the Epal store, Skeifunni 6, during DesignMarch. To say the least, I was not disappointed! The products are fun, practical… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | Glamour loves Hrafhildur Arnardottir

There is not much that I can say about In The Gray Area that has not been covered elsewhere, so I guess what I want to say is that I know it’s hard to choose from the abundance of wonders on offer this week*, and this one isn’t in the… Read more

DesignMarch: Old Chairs get a new life

Hjörtur Matthías Skúlason is a student in product design at Listaháskóli Íslands, this installation is in the window of a store on Laugavegur called Kisan. His project acts as a reminder of the importance of recycling. He uses old chairs and gives them new life in the form of a… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | Warehouse

Yesterday product- and industrial designers opened up their showroom at Laugavegur 91. This building used to be a clothing store so it felt familiar to be in there and I thought the space worked well as a showroom. Kristrún Hjartar, Vakna Design immediately caught my attention. She showed a part… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | Glamour goes to Epal

DesignMarch : Glamour goes to Epal This morning we drove out to Epal to see what was on offer at their showcase. It was great to have the chance to see design by more than 40 Icelandic designers up close. Everything is amazing, so here are just a few of… Read more