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Monthly archive December, 2011

Christmas Calendar 8 ❘ Tinna Gunnarsdóttir

What is your favorite Icelandic design? Since I am focusing on smaller gifts these christmas I would like to pick the Skyrkonfekt from Erpstaðir. It is a product that I like a lot; the taste, the look, the shape, the size, the packaging all together make a very pleasing product,… Read more

Christmas Calendar 7 ❘ Snaefríð Þorsteins

What is your favorite Icelandic design? The colorful and amazing heels by Kron by KronKron are among many favorites. I guess the reason is the happy-looking combination of colors and material. I liked them when they first came on the market several years ago, and I still do like them…. Read more

Christmas Calendar 6 I Anna María Bogadóttir

What is your favorite Icelandic design? One of my favorites is Lampen-i-ringen by Guðlaug Friðgeirsdóttir and Elle Kunnos. Who would you like to give it to this Christmas? My brother. And who will be the next one to partake? It would be interesting to see how Snæfríð Þorsteins, a true… Read more

Christmas Calendar 5 I Sigrún Birgisdóttir

What is your favorite Icelandic design? Hverra mamma ert þú, a collaborative art project and book by a poet, conflict specialist, architect and visual artist, introduced at Spark Design Space in November. Who would you like to give it to this Christmas? To my mother. And who will be the… Read more

Christmas Calendar 4 I Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir

What is your favorite Icelandic design? Thread by María Kristín Jónsdóttir, exhibited at Spark Design Space earlier this year and currently being introduced in Helsinki in Design Forum Shop. These gorgeous necklaces combine old and new times, traditions, handcraft and not least the notion of celebrating then and now. Thread… Read more

Icelandic Contemporary Design at Design Forum Finland I Opening Party

Photos © Joni Kuusisto

Christmas Calendar 3 I Halla Stína Hannesdóttir

“One of my favorite contemporary Icelandic designs are the Chocolate Mountains by Brynhildur Pálsdóttir. I love everything about them – the form of the chocolates, the geological structure of the goodies inside and the gorgeous illustration and packaging. The Chocolate Mountains have served me well as gifts for my family… Read more

Kiitos ja kumarrus!

Näyttely on auki – käykäähän katsomassa, kaverit! It’s open! Go see for yourself!     Suurkiitos Susulle, Tanjalle ja muulle Design Forum Finlandin väelle, Helsinki World Design Capital 2012:n Katarinalle ja kumppaneille, Islannin Suomen suurlähetystölle, Sonjalle, Nooralle ja kaikille muille, jotka auttoivat näyttelyn kasaamisessa, koivujuomien sekoittelussa, Helsingissä suunnistamisessa ja koko… Read more

Christmas Calendar 2 I Hreinn Bernharðsson

My favorite Icelandic design is The Sealpelt by Vík Prjónsdóttir. The reason is the combination of storytelling and material use that comes together in a product which still has the main focus on the function of keeping you warm and comfortable. I would like to give it to my grandmother… Read more

Christmas Calendar Begins!

Terveisiä Helsingistä! We have been so busy over here in Finland that our Christmas calendar had to wait until evening – but better late than never, so here we go! This December, every day up until the 24th, we will ask a local designer the following questions: What is your… Read more