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DesignMarch 2014 | Saturday


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

DesignMarch 2014 Sneak Peek | Dögg Guðmundsdóttir

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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

Q&A with Egill Egilsson of Össur

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Össur has gone a long way since Össur Kristinsson started his business followed by an Icelandic workshop for prostheses in 1971. With cutting edge inventions and smart business strategy, the company managed to become one of the few big global players in the field of orthopedic technology. During our recent visit to Össur’s… Read more

Iceland producers 2/4 | Burstagerdin

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Iceland’s limited production capacity shapes the reality of Icelandic designers, and ultimately, the number of Icelandic products available. But there is a handful of fantastic companies that produce anything from Icelandic woolen sweaters to pancake pans and high tech prosthetics. Our fantastic intern Florian Lohse took a tour around some… Read more

13Al+ Conference

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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

Icelandic Producers 1/4 | Málmsteypan Hella


Iceland’s  limited production capacity shapes the reality of Icelandic designers, and ultimately, the number of Icelandic products available. Yet there is a handful of fantastic companies that produce anything from Icelandic woolen sweaters to pancake pans and high tech prosthetics. Our fantastic intern Florian Lohse took a tour around some… 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

Set of Tables by Katrín Ólína & Garðar Eyjólfsson


Designers Katrin Olina and Garðar Eyjólfsson have collaborated to create a set of tables that they showed during DesignMarch 2013. Part of 13Al+, a Nordic collaboration between designers and manufacturers which explores new possibilities in design and production of items from icelandic aluminum and promotes Nordic exchange of skills and… Read more

The Graduates 2013

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This year’s graduates of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts (Listaháskóli Íslands) are currently exhibiting in the Reykjavik Art Museum. The extensive exhibition features projects by students from all four design departments of the school, architecture, fashion design, product design and visual communication, as well as final projects by students from the… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Design Forum Finland at Kronkron

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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