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Monthly archive April, 2014

Have It Together

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Students of the Iceland Academy of the Arts are thinking about what they are going to do after graduating and how they are going to keep in touch. A strong communicative flow can be a powerful tool to inspire people, and empower designers to be projects’ promoters. Networking becomes essential to create new… Read more

Sigurður Gústafsson

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Sigurður Gústafsson is an icelandic Architect, born in Akureyri and graduated in Oslo. He works in collaboration with Källemo AB and has his own architecture- firm, Arkitektastofan OG. His ideas about form and materials are closely related to his background and childhood in a small village in Iceland. His father has… Read more

Hringbraut bridge by Studio Granta

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The construction of this six lane urban highway adjacent to the domestic airport in the heart of Reykjavík required a new system of pedestrian routes and three attendant footbridges. A two-stage competition was held in 2003 and the proposal by Studio Granda in association with the engineers Línuhönnun won first… Read more

Icelandic Design Policy 2014–2018

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The first national design strategy for Iceland 2014-2018 promotes design as a driver for future. The design strategy discusses the role of design in the Icelandic society in the following three categories: – Education and knowledge to develop, promote and strengthen design education – Work and support environment to increase professional… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Mengi

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During DesignMarch 2014, team Volki previewed their indoor/outdoor furniture line, designed with the recognisable form of the “viti” (lighthouse) in mind. You can also buy Volki‘s products at Mengi, a newly opened shop, exhibition space and event venue all rolled into one.

DesignMarch 2014 | 8x1m2

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Kaolin is an association of eight ceramic artists, running a gallery on Reykjavik’s unofficial gallery street Skólavörðustígur. During DesignMarch 2014, Kaolin held an exhibition that explored the boundaries between sculptures and products, where each of the eight artists was assigned one square meter of space. Images by Adriana Pacheco

DesignMarch 2014 | All Kinds of Everything

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Sewn, whittled, knitted, braided, imprinted and cast in porcelain, wood, wicker, plastic, fish skin and silk. The exhibition at design store Kirsuberjatréð during DesignMarch 2014, brought together 12 women designers and an abundance of material and methods. Check the pictures to see more. Images by Adriana Pacheco

DesignMarch 2014 | The Women Present… !

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During DesignMarch 2014 the Association of Business Women in Iceland presented products and works by their members related to design and architecture. 23 women displayed everything from gin and clothing to window screens and environmentally friendly architecture. The event took place in the Nordic House, here are some of the… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Raise a Flag

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During DesignMarch 2014, Hrím held the exhibition – Raise a Flag, where suggestions for the new Icelandic flag were sketched and displayed at gallery Þoka. Almost a century after the king of Denmark approved the current Icelandic flag, Hörður Lárusson, the self appointed chairman of an unofficial flag committee, together… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Blue Lagoon

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Hello! How are you? Have you already been to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa? It’s one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and it’s also one of the sponsors of DesignMarch 2014 Designed by Basalt Arkitektar, headed by Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir, the spa is hiding in and perfectly integrated to… Read more