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The Graduates | Sigrún Thorlacius

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Sigrún Thorlacius is a recent graduate of the product design programme, Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Healing Earth. The project explores the use of fungi in converting contaminated, toxic land into viable ecosystems. According to Thorlacius, There are species in the fungus kingdom that in unison… Read more

Kiss n’Tell | Kjartan Óskarsson

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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

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

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 | 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

WE LIVE HERE

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Design Forum Finland and Iceland Design Centre, the two national design promotion agencies join forces and “move to Stockholm” for Stockholm Design Week. The pilot project WE LIVE HERE explores new, collaborative ways to promote Nordic design on international venues. After meeting regularly – “dating” – for the past few… Read more

Christmas Calendar 6 | Studio Granda

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Hello there! Today’s Christmas Calendar features  Studio Granda, chosen by jewelry designer Fiona Cribben. They would like a chair from product designer Dögg Guðmundsdóttir of Dögg Design and Rikke Arnved.   ” Fifty Chair by Dögg Guðmundsdóttir and Rikke Arnved is very nice and light and breaks the rules in a very good… Read more

The First Icelandic Design Award goes to… Designs from Nowhere!

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The first ever Icelandic Design Award ceremony was held yesterday in the Chrystal Hall of the National Theatre of Iceland. And the award goes to – drum roll – Designs from Nowhere! To celebrate, we hereby repost our write-up on the project from earlier this year. Enjoy, and congratulations to… Read more