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Monthly archive March, 2013

DesignMarch 2013 Identity | N by Vik Prjonsdottir

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This year’s DesignMarch festival identity (by Jónas Valtysson and Ármann Agnarsson) features a real wooden grid that forms the letters “HönnunarMars” (Icelandic for DesignMarch). Designed and built by Valtysson and Agnarsson in collaboration with designer Hlynur Axelsson, the grid, some 475 x 350 x 45 cm in size was then photographed by Marino Thorlacius in several… Read more

Grapevine Design Awards 2013 | Fashion Design of the Year

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Winners for the 2013 Grapevine Design Awards were announced on Friday last week. For the first time ever, Grapevine awarded best fashion design too, and the award went to… Ostwald Helgason! The Grapevine Jury: Ostwald Helgason are strong pattern and print makers. Their cuts are fantastic and colours excellent. Each… Read more

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

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DesignMarch 2013 is getting closer, and here is a very fine place to stay during the festival: Opened in spring 2012, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina has quickly become the hottest place to stay in Reykjavik. Designed by Freyr Frostason of THG Architects, the interiors are inspired by the country’s Nordic seafaring culture… Read more

RFF Designers | Andersen & Lauth

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As part of our series introducing designers partaking in Reykjavik Fashion Festival, may we introduce Una Hlín Kristjánsdóttir, Head of Design for Andersen & Lauth! What is your Background? Former Andersen & Lauth assistant designer and now head of design for Andersen & Lauth. I am also the owner and head of design… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 Identity | Making Of

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This year’s DesignMarch festival identity (developed by Jónas Valtysson and Ármann Agnarsson) features a wooden grid, forming the letters “HönnunarMars” (Icelandic for DesignMarch). Designed and built by Valtysson and Agnarsson in collaboration with designer Hlynur Axelsson, the grid, some 475 x 350 x 45 cm in size was then photographed by Marino Thorlacius in several locations around… Read more

RFF Designers | Farmers Market

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As part of our series introducing designers partaking in Reykjavik Fashion Festival, may we introduce Bergþóra Guðnadóttir from Farmers Market! What is your Background? I am a textile designer. I worked as a designer at an old outdoor brand in Iceland for 6 years before founding Farmers Market with my husband… Read more

Grapevine Design Awards 2013 | And the winners are…

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Now in their third year, The Grapevine Design Awards are bigger than ever. We rounded up a small panel of design experts and asked them to determine what was most cutting-edge in 2012. In addition to ‘Best Product,’ ‘Best Product Line,’ and ‘Best Design Project,’ the panel added a new… Read more