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DesignMarch 2013

Friday Candy | Aalto + Aalto

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Hi hi, happy Friday! The fantastically talented Finnish design agency Aalto + Aalto has designed the beautiful new Vakka box for Iittala, have you seen it already? We were almost equally impressed by Mr. Aalto’s look in the official PR images – he’s wearing a traditional Icelandic lopapeysa!   Aalto… Read more

Calendar by Snæfríð & Hildigunnur

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  Last DesignMarch, the graphic design duo Snæfríð & Hildigunnur sat down to the same table with Sebastian Wrong of at DesignMatch, our mini fair for designers, buyers and producers held in collaboration with the Nordic House of Iceland. Ladies and gentlemen, may we present the outcome: This beautiful calendar… 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

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

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

DesignMarch 2013 | Floating in Gljúfrasteinn

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The Icelandic author Halldór Laxness (who was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1955) wrote in Heimsljós, 1940,  You can take everything from me except the freedom to look up at the sky occasionally. There is hardly a better way to do so than floating in a hot pool. During DesignMarch, designer Unnur Valdís… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Steinunn

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Studio STEiNUNN recently relocated to a beautiful space by the harbor, formally used by a netting factory. During DesignMarch, they set up an installation that is the result of a collaboration between fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and illustrator Laufey Jónsdóttir. Here are a few images from the exhibition by Hulda… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Skúrinn

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During DesignMarch, Erling Jóhannesson showed silver jewelry inspired by fish skeletons in the most surprising of design galleries – a tiny backyard shed in the Western part of the town in Reykjavik. Here are a few images from the exhibition by Hulda Síf, enjoy!            … Read more

DesignMarch 2013 Identity | M by Mundi

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This year’s festival identity featured a real wooden grid that formed the words ‘HönnunarMars’, Icelandic for DesignMarch. Four letters were handed over to designers to work on. We made little videos in which the designers explain their inspirations behind the letters, and finally have the subtitled versions too. Here M… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 Identity | H by Hafsteinn Juliusson


Hi there, Did you catch the festival identity letters by Jónas Valtysson and Armann Agnarsson around the town? This year’s festival identity featured a real wooden grid that formed the words ‘HönnunarMars’, Icelandic for DesignMarch. Four letters were handed over to designers to work on. We made little videos in which the… Read more