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Icelandic Design Abroad

Reykjavik Outpost

Reykjavik Outpost is a brand new Icelandic design store that recently opened in Los Angeles. With shelves full of Icelandic design ranging from high-end fashion to interior design, quirky scarves and statement jewelry, Reykjavik Outpost brings Icelandic design across the Northern seas all the way to the sunny L.A. Reykjavik Outpost… Read more

Nordic Design Lunch #3 Illustrations

Remember the Nordic Design Lunch we shared with you a few days ago? The event we held on the light ship Vinga together with our wonderful partners over at Design Forum Finland? Here are the live illustrations from the lunch, cooked up by the super talented Finnish illustrator Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi…. Read more

Nordic Design Lunch #3 at Helsinki Design Week 2014

We are so happy to share the third Nordic Design Lunch with you! (If you are not familiar with the concept, take a look here and here for the previous editions of the project). This time around, we met in Helsinki during the 10th anniversary edition of Helsinki Design Week…. 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


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

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

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

DesignMarch 2014 | Paolo Gianfrancesco

At DesignMarch 2014, Paolo Gianfrancesco presented his new sofa TÍU. It finds inspiration for its iconic modules in the simplicity of design and color schemes from the 50s and 60s. Made of modular components, it offers the flexibility to arrange it as you like. The slender frame balances the colorful body and… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Hollow

  Swedish designer Daniel Byström and Icelandic light designer Kristján Kristjánsson presented a new collection of lighting HOLLOW at DesignMarch 2014.   HOLLOW is a part of the exhibition Explore. Reflect. Respond. – Designing for small communities, a collaboration between designers and design students from Sweden, Iceland, New York and Utah, USA.   HOLLOW… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | The Weather Diaries

During DesignMarch 2014 the Nordic House held the exhibition The Weather Diaries, after the Nordic Fashion Biennale took part in Frankfurt. The exhibition was curated by the photographer duo Cooper&Gorfer, who were commissioned to create a photographic exhibition interpreting fashion from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The exhibition showed… Read more