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Monthly archive May, 2014

Order to Effect

With limited amount of raw materials available on this barren island, the local designers have often looked into their food cupboards in search of materials and inspiration. This beautiful project, Order to Effect by Audur Ösp Gudmundsdóttir and her team, pushes the field further from products towards service design. Set in… Read more

Farmers Market at RFF 2014

Here is a little treat for you – the catwalk show by Farmers Market from this year’s Reykjavik Fashion Festival, organized as part of DesignMarch. Enjoy!


Vík Prjónsdóttir, Theresa Himmer and Maibritt Borgen collaborated for IN PRODUCTION, a material collage printed on carpet that is currently on display at LYNFabrikken, Denmark.   IN PRODUCTION takes the 19th century principles of spatial decoration as a jumping-off point to explore relations between technologies of production and production of… Read more

Reykjavík Art Festival 2014

Reykjavík Art Festival begins on May 22, and while counting the days to it, we took a closer look at the visual identity. The original logo was designed in 1970 by Kristín Þorkelsdóttir. You can see it on the very first Artfest catalog below. In 2004, it got a slight facelift,… Read more

ION Hotel

ION is a new hotel located less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, set against a backdrop of mountainous lava fields, next door from the Nesjavellir geothermal area. All of the 45 rooms have a view across infinite lava fields towards Thingvellir National Park. In addition to the interesting design,… Read more


Katuaq is the Nordic culture house in nuuk Greenland. Opened in 1997, it houses a popular café, a concert hall and Napa. There are also regular exhibitions, cinema screenings and conferences. The original idea of the location was by the waterfront, as sea plays an important role in the life… Read more

Air and Join by Marý

Marý is a concept designer based in Södermalm, Stockholm. Working with product design and interiors, her design studio is known for storytelling and playful, long lasting quality products with a character and an eco-conscious approach. During DesignMarch Marý exhibited two new eco-friendly products that are currently in development. Air paper… Read more

Kjarvalsstadir Play Area

The Kjarvalsstadir play area was recently redesigned by Gudfinna Mjöll Magnusdóttir (whose work you might just know) to create a unique space within the museum for the youngest guests to stimulate creativity by exploring, experimenting and to discover new things.  I didn’t want to make classroom, I think kids get… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Cintamani

The Icelandic outdoors label Cintamani offers functional clothes with a fashionable take. The outdoor collection for women, men, children and babies includes pieces especially tailored for the challenging climate conditions of Iceland. Cintamani introduced the collection at Reykjavik Fashion Festival 2014.   For years, Cintamani has fused technical outerwear and… Read more