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Monthly archive May, 2013

Hjalti Karlsson on Selected Projects by Karlssonwilker

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Great news! The Icelandic graphic designer Hjalti Karlsson receives The Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 2013 (read more about the award here), congratulations Hjalti! Karlsson works through NY-based graphic design studio karlssonwilker, founded in 2000 by him together with Jan Wilker, whom he met when working with Stefan Sagmeister. Below, Karlsson shows selected works by karlssonwilker… Read more

Friday Candy | _Scape

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Happy Friday! Here is something interesting to start of the weekend: _Scape by Leslie Borg and Anita Silva is a concept for an onboard experience created especially for Icelandair. The project includes Iceland-inspired sensory elements which have been packaged into a tactile, soft, organic shape. The shape, an exact replica… Read more

YOUR TEXT HERE by Marcos Zotes


Iceland-based architect Marcos Zotes was one of the four designers to participate in the making of the DesignMarch 2013 identity  (Hvað? you may ask – read more about it all here). He also set up an installation Your Text Here, a participatory, site-specific light installation that transformed peoples voices into citizen proclamations… Read more

Skrúður, Núpur receives the 24th International Carlo Scarpa Prize for gardens 2013

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Skrúður is a vegetable garden in Dýrafjörður, a fjord in the north-western part of Iceland, just a few kilometers from the Arctic Circle. Núpur is the name of the mountain looming over the garden. Together, the two receive the Carlo Scarpa Prize for gardens 2013.   Sigtryggur Guðlaugsson, a local… Read more

Berg by Thórunn Arnadóttir


BERG is a collection of hexagonal storage boxes by Thórunn Arnadóttir, introduced in Harpa during DesignMarch 2013. Inspired by basalt columns, hexagonal rock formations that are a prominent feature in Icelandic landscape. BERG is designed for Brúnás,  a cabinet making workshop that works with surfaces, veneers and laminates. BERG makes… Read more

Studio Visit | 7FACTORY


7factory consists of the Reykjavik-based Italian designer Anna Giudice and Valeria Morando, who is based in Savona, Italy. They share their Icelandic studio with Fabio del Percio, founder of HVER Design, with whom they recently collaborated for “Sounds of Iceland“, wool fabrics with decorative patterns of sound graphs produced by sounds originally… Read more

Set of Tables by Katrín Ólína & Garðar Eyjólfsson


Designers Katrin Olina and Garðar Eyjólfsson have collaborated to create a set of tables that they showed during DesignMarch 2013. Part of 13Al+, a Nordic collaboration between designers and manufacturers which explores new possibilities in design and production of items from icelandic aluminum and promotes Nordic exchange of skills and… Read more

The Graduates 2013

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This year’s graduates of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts (Listaháskóli Íslands) are currently exhibiting in the Reykjavik Art Museum. The extensive exhibition features projects by students from all four design departments of the school, architecture, fashion design, product design and visual communication, as well as final projects by students from the… Read more