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Restaurant Day ❘ Ortolan

Launched in Helsinki, Finland in 2011, Restaurant Day is a food carnival when anyone can open a restaurant for one day. What started from a grassroots event by a group of friends has grown into an international movement, with four annual events in dozens of countries and thousands of pop-up… Read more

Play Nordic

Play Nordic is a a three-month long festival celebrating Nordic music, design and creativity that is currently on at the Nordic Embassies’ Felleshus. The showcases contemporary furniture and cutting-edge design objects by young Nordic designers in collaboration with a handful of production companies, as well as more hand-picked everyday design… Read more

Designers and Farmers

Until May 19, Sparks Design Space is presenting an exhibition of The Designers and Farmers Project. This project brings together of one of the oldest professions in the country, farmers, and one of the youngest professions, product designers. Matís collaborates with the Academy of the Arts on the project. The Designers… Read more

Nikita Clothing

If you’re looking for an example of a small rider-owned brand-done-good, you don’t need to look much further than Nikita. In less than a decade, Heida Birgisdottir has gone from selling hand-made fleeces in her boyfriend’s skate shop in Reykjavik, to being the head of an international fashion label. Heida… Read more

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!

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

Have It Together

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

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

Icelandic Design Policy 2014–2018

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