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Icelandic Design

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

The Graduates 2014 | Berglind Erika Hammerschmidt


Berglind Erika Hammerschmidt is one of the BA-Architecture-Design graduates 2014 of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Her project is called The Icelandic dream: The sustainable home and the clients for this project are a married couple around 50 with two grown up daughters.       According to the architect, The… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Ágúst Skorri Sigurðsson


Ágúst Skorri Sigurðsson is one of the BA-Architecture graduates 2014 of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. According to the architect, If a young couple gets a chance to build a house, where should the priority be set for it to be their dream house? The house serves as a core… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Ragna Bjarnadóttir


Ragna Bjarnadóttir is a recent BA graduate in fashion design from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Her final project is called Monolith – Architecturing a new modernity. The collection is inspired by the way women will dress in the future. I thought of a muse, an almost alien-like woman, who controls… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Svava Magdalena Arna


Svava Magdalena Arna is a recent BA graduate in fashion design from the Iceland Academy of the Arts.   Her final collection is inspired by a Brazilian wife and a mother in her 30s, who works secretly as a Mafia leader. She is an esthete and leader who has her dark… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Jón Páll Halldórsson


Jón Páll Halldórsson  is a recent BA graduate in Visual Communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His project Up to no Good is a collective of ten artists that specialize in designing and producing limited edition hand printed goods. According to the designer, We do not focus on the individual… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Margrét Guðmundsdóttir


Margrét Guðmundsdóttir is recent BA graduate in Visual Communication. Her final project is called Watchful Eyes. According to the designer, The eyes play a pivotal role in a person‘s life. They lead us forward, acting as security cameras, always on the lookout; a mystical window to the soul. Eyes are sensitive and… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Gabriel Benedikt Bachmann


Gabriel Benedikt Bachmann is a recent BA graduate in visual communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His graduation project consists of three title sequences for fictional film adaptations based on the classic fairy tales The Nightingale, The Princess and the Pea and The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. https://vimeo.com/95425810 According… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Júlíus Valdimarsson


Júlíus Valdimarsson  is a recent BA graduate in visual communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His final project Landvætturinn is a graphic novel and a story about an Icelandic boy named Atli, who is chosen to fight for justice and protect the land. Conceived as an introduction to comic book… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Thelma Hrund Benediktsdóttir


Spiritualism, Craft and Waste is a series of projects realized by graduating students from the Product Design Department of Iceland Academy of the Art. The collection originates from a study of the contemporary role of the designer. It is a redefinition and revitalization of modern values: instead of focusing solely… Read more