blog header

DesignMarch 2014 Sneak Peek | Dögg Guðmundsdóttir

Iceland Museum of Design and Applied Arts will open an exhibition of works by Dögg Guðmundsdóttir on Wednesday. Our Julia couldn’t wait – here are her sneak peek images from the exhibition. See you in the opening tomorrow! The build-up gets filmed and will be shown at the exhibition. There also… Read more

The Silent Village by Brynjar Sigurdarson

The Silent Village by Brynjar Sigurðarson is a collection of furniture made using ropes and traditional craft methods of Icelandic fishermen. The collection is currently on display at Galerie Kreo in Paris, France.   The pieces of machined wood are held together by brightly coloured ropes that also firmly bind… Read more

Chance Encounters – Towards Modernity in Icelandic Design

The Museum of Design and Applied Art’s summer exhibition CHANCE ENCOUNTERS – Towards modernity in Icelandic design focuses on the arrival of modernism in Icelandic domestic interiors from 1930s into the 1980s. The exhibition includes pieces from the collections of the Museum of Design and Applied Art and other Icelandic… Read more

13Al+ Conference

Our 13Al+ Conference took place on Wednesday in Arion Banki, and it went wonderfully – thank you for all the great people that made it possible, takk takk!  Here are a few images and impressions by photographer Hulda Sif.   Petur Blöndal, the newly appointed director of SAMÁL opened the conference…. Read more

The Nordic House by Alvar Aalto

You’ve all been to the Nordic House of Iceland, designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, haven’t you? If not, hurry up! Finnish photographer Mira Mykkänen captured some of the beautiful details designed by Aalto, who designed the buidling, the interiors and most of the furniture in the house. Armchair… 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

DesignMarch 2013 | Design Forum Finland at Kronkron

DesignMarch offered a great opportunity to see some Finnish design in Iceland when Design Forum Finland opened a Pop up Shop in KronKron. Our guest blogger, Finnish design aficionado Piia Susanna from Kahden Vaiheilla  dived in – here are her picks from the pop-up store: Twelve Finnish design labels, Mirkka Metsola,… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Design in Dialogue

Design in Dialogue, a group exhibition at the Culture House curated by Katarina Siltavuori of WDC Helsinki 2012 brought  designers from different backgrounds together in interdisciplinary collaborations. Among participants are Hver design, 7 factory design, ERUM, Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir, Sif Ægisdóttir, Rúna Thors and Ragnheiður I. Ágústsdóttir.          … Read more

DesignMarch 2013 at Harpa

Several of the DesignMarch 2013 events took place in Reykjavik’s imposing seaside concert hall Harpa: Icelandic product designers’ group exhibition, Icelandic furniture manufacturers’ pieces, Suopunki, design from the Finnish Lapland and of course the Reykjavik Fashion Festival all took place behind its glass facade. Here are some images from the… Read more


Mýrin and MAR recently opened shop in Hafnarbúðir, and during DesignMarch 2013 the designers of MAR, Hafsteinn Júlíusson and Karitas Sveinsdóttir of HAF, along with Guðný Hafsteins and Siggi Odds showed new works related  and unrelated  to the restaurant. Here are a few snapshots from the restaurant for… Read more