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Monthly archive July, 2013

The Graduates 2013 | María Þórólfsdóttir

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María Þórólfsdóttir is a 2013 BA-Architecture graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. The task for all BA students was to design a refuge, a cairn on the journey of knowledge and self reflection that serves as a setting for educational camps for school groups during the winter and… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | María Guðjónsdóttir

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Product designer María Guðjónsdóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project 110° is a table aimed for office work. The tabletop inclines 110° from the body’s vertical position. This allows space for the arm to open the 90° angle in the elbow and… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Hildur Sumarliðadóttir

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Fashion designer Hildur Sumarliðadóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final collection is inspired by Frida Kahlo and Patty Smith, Sumarliðadóttir was inspired by a bohemian living the life of an artist, driven by the search for happiness.   When choosing fabrics, Sumarliðadóttir was inspired by… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Michael Tran

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Graphic designer Michael Tran is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His final project Ups and Downs: A Cycling Journey Across the Alps tells the story of his challenging bicycle journey from Paris to Munich in 2005. The book combines two of  his major passions, bicycle touring… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Kría Benediktsdóttir

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Graphic designer Kría Benediktsdóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project Frímerki 1939-1958 researches Icelandic stamps. It was exhibited at Reykjavik Art Museum in the LHÍ Final Exhibition 2013.   „For some people stamps is no more than an evidence of the fact that postage has been… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Bára Ösp Kristgeirsdóttir

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Graphic designer Bára Ösp Kristgeirsdóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is a new image for the mountain and outdoors living center Volcano Huts in Þórsmörk, one of the most beautiful valleys in the highlands of Iceland. Kristgeirsdottir started her research by… Read more

The Graduates 2013 I Halldóra Gestsdóttir

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Fashion designer Halldóra Gestsdóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Raw, murky, barren, overwhelming, daunting, soft and aromatic. That is the Icelandic landscape, our inescapable environment. In this clothing line the effects of the Icelandic nature are educed with fabrics, hard lines and formes.  … Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Guðný Pálsdóttir


Product designer Guðný Pálsdóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project Uppbrot is a form study that is based on the idea of two realities – the virtual reality of video games and the reality outside the games. According to the designer, The… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Sönke Holz

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Graphic designer Sönke Holz is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His graduation project We Ain’t Music is a rebranding for the record label We Ain’t from Hamburg, Germany. The project focuses on limited edition vinyl releases with elaborate packaging aimed at vinyl collectors and music lovers who enjoy the cover art… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Hjörtur Matthías Skulason


Product designer Hjörtur Matthías Skulason is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His graduation project KER is a set of three clay containers that can be used for preparation, cooking and serving of food. Multifunctional and usable in several different ways both individually and together, Skulason… Read more