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Restaurant Day ❘ Spark Design Space

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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 restaurants opening… Read more

Restaurant Day ❘ Ortolan

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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

Designers and Farmers

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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

Order to Effect

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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

DesignMarch 2014 | Sunday


Day Four: DesignMarch 2014 is all over town. Here’s a video from Sunday March 30: Enjoy!

DesignMarch 2014 | Saturday


Day Three: DesignMarch 2014 is all over town. Here’s a video from Saturday March 29: Enjoy!

DesignMarch 2014 | TEASER

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Here are a few snapshots from TEASER, an experimental teahouse at Spark Design Space. Rather than being set up in the traditional Japanese teahouse style, the space will be designed by the Attikatti team, playing with various aspects of tea. The guests have a unique opportunity for a rare Icelandic teahouse… Read more

Design March 2014 Teaser | Order to Effect


Would you like lower blood pressure for an appetizer? Perhaps a boost to immune system for main and additional energy for dessert? Click play to see what Order to Effect is all about, and head over to Reykjavik for DesignMarch to taste it!

Norður Salt

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Norður Salt is a flaky Icelandic sea salt, made using sustainable, geothermal methods at Karlsey Island in the Breiðafjördur bay in Western Iceland. The traditional production method dates back to 1755.  The salt production combines the two forces of Icelandic nature: geothermal energy and the Arctic Ocean.   Geothermal water… Read more

The Official DesignMarch Candy

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With less than three weeks to go, there are several things to think about, but none of them as important as candy. May we present, the official festival candy 2014, DesignMarchipan (isl. Hönnunarmarsipan) in the making! Designed by Arna Rut Thorleifsdóttir and Rán Flygenring and produced by Sambó, it is an… Read more