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Monthly archive December, 2011

Christmas Calendar 16 ❘ Hörður Lárusson

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  What is your favorite Icelandic design? It’s cruel to make me pick just one. I have favorites ranging from cards to books, from pillows to houses. But to name one that sits high up that list, I’d have to pick Sverrir Ásgeirsson‘s „Hleðsluskápur“. I saw the prototypes last DesignMarch… Read more

Christmas Calendar 15 ❘ Gunnar Vilhjálmsson

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  What is your favorite Icelandic design? There are quite a few I find absolutely brilliant and some of them have already been mentioned here in the Christmas Calendar. However the ones I favor for this Christmas are the books about the Icelandic flag by Hörður Lárusson, both the original… Read more

Q&A with Guðbjörg Kristín Ingvarsdóttir of Aurum

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When Gudbjörg Kristin Ingvarsdóttir opened Aurum in a small backhouse off the main street Laugavegur in 1999, her nature-inspired designs were like a breath of fresh air to the local jewelry racks. Today, Aurum is one of the most celebrated showcases of Icelandic design. How did you end up as… Read more

Christmas Calendar 14 ❘ Sveinbjörn Pálsson

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  What is your favorite Icelandic design? I don’t really have a favorite in Icelandic design. The first things that spring to mind are the typefaces of Gunnar Vilhjálmsson, the beard cap by  Vík Prjónsdóttir and the Stuðlar wall / divider unit by Friðgerður Guðmundsdóttir. Who would you like to… Read more

Christmas Calendar 13 ❘ Bobby Breidholt

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  What is your favorite Icelandic design? Guðmundur Jörundsson and the boys at Kormákur & Skjöldur are elevating the art of Icelandic menswear design (it was due). Their new collection is tremendously beautiful. Who would you like to give it to this Christmas? Myself of course! And who should be… Read more

Christmas Calendar 12 ❘ Jói Kjartans

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  What is your favorite Icelandic design and who would you like to give it to this Christmas? My favorite Icelandic design is Vík Prjónsdóttir. I would like to give their products to my parents since they love to cuddle up in cold winters in their summerhouse in Skorradalur. And… Read more

Budapest Design Week I Memories

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                Design Hét, Budabest Design Week

Christmas Calendar 11 | Siggi Eggertsson

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  What is your favorite Icelandic design? I must admit that I don’t really know what’s going on in Icelandic design, or just design in general, but I’ve always enjoyed what Vík Prjónsdóttir make, all of their products are great. If I could only select one I’d pick the Seablanket…. Read more

Christmas Calendar 10 | Halli Civelek

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  What is your favorite Icelandic design? I am always hungry, I never know what to eat, and my fist is not a good measuring tool, which is why I L.O.V.E. ‘I Could Eat A Horse’ by Stefán Pétur Sólveigarson. It’s not exactly a spaghetti measuring tool, but more of… Read more

Christmas Calendar 9 ❘ Hafsteinn Júlíusson

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  What is your favorite Icelandic design and who would you like to give it to this Christmas? Since it is Christmas and freezing outside, I would definitely pick the Dalvik Sled designed by Dagur Óskarsson. The design is a great modern take on our old Icelandic heritage, playfulness and… Read more