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Icelandic Design

SLOWTREAT – ask yourself

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Unique to Iceland, the askur, or wooden bowl with a hinged lid, was the traditional serving utensil. The soup or porridge was put in the bowl, and the bread or meat was placed on the open lid. Each person had his or her own askur, which was made from driftwood… Read more

Kiss n’Tell | Aurum

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Hey, we know what you’ve been up to and we’ve been quiet for a while, but we can’t wait anymore! Kiss n’Tell is a series of sneak peeks that will reveal what you can see in the upcoming festival DesignMarch 2015. The greatest artists, the coolest projects for three days… Read more

SPARK|DESIGN SPACE at Berlin Felleshus


From January 30th to April 10th 2015, Berlin can boast hosting yet another groundbreaking culture project. In collaboration with the Iceland Design Center, Reykjavik’s renowned design gallery SPARK I DESIGN SPACE and the Icelandic embassy proudly present „SPARK“, an exhibition showcasing cutting edge contemporary design from Iceland at the Berlin… Read more

WE LIVE HERE | Stockholm Design Week

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Icelandic and Finnish designers move in together to Stockholm during Stockholm Design Week 2015. The new home is located downtown Stockholm at Regeringsgatan 86, and is decorated with an exhibition of Icelandic and Finnish design curated by Hlin Helga Gudlaugsdottir, Elina Aalto and Marika Tesolin. WE LIVE HERE is produced… Read more

WE LIVE HERE | In bed with Harri, Katrin & Monica

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We got up close and personal with the hosts of the evening, Harri Koskinen, Katrin Olina and Monica Förster. Check the photos! See more at WE LIVE HERE Images by Milis SMith

WE LIVE HERE | Housewarming Party

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​​In case you haven’t heard our Icelandic designers got new roomies from Finland during Stockholm Design Week 2015! To celebrate our moving in together, we threw a party and invited all our friends to see our new home. See more at WE LIVE HERE Images by Milis Smith

WE LIVE HERE | Nordic Design Lunch


Lunch to discuss practical level Nordic design co-operation. The curators of WE LIVE HERE, Marika Tesolin, Elina Aalto and Hlin Helga Guðlaugsdóttir will speak about the project, and the discussion on the future prospects of collaboration will be moderated by Ewa Kumlin, managing director of Svensk Form. See more at… Read more

WE LIVE HERE | Japanese Wazuka-Cha Tea Party

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Svensk Form hosts an exclusive Japanese Tea ceremony, as well as an exhibition with Kutani-yaki ceramics in the presence of the Japanese ceramicists. There will also be a presentation of calligraphy, Japanese music and Sake! See more at WE LIVE HERE Images by Milis Smith

WE LIVE HERE | Three Tea Tower


Brynhildur Pálsdóttir of Vik Prjónsdóttir, Aamu Song and Johan Olin of Company, Katja Pettersson and John Astbury join their drinking powers to serve a tea made from Finnish trees and Icelandic Flora mixed with Swedish ingredients. Each of the designers brought a local ingredient from their country of origin. In… Read more

Christmas Calendar 7 | Dögg Guðmunsdóttir

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Happy Advent! Today’s Christmas Calendar is by Dögg Guðmunsdóttir, chosen by Studio Granda. Dögg wishes for a work desk by Chuck Mack. The desk supported on trestles, and the toughened-glass worktop makes the contents of your drawers visible. Read more about Chuck Mack here.   Every day up until the 24th,… Read more