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DesignMarch 2014 | Designs from Nowhere

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Austurland: Designs from Nowhere explores the possibilities for small-scale design and production in East Iceland, using locally sourced materials and skills. The exhibited work was created following a series of workshops that took place in Autumn 2013 featuring the designers Max Lamb, Þórunn Árnadóttir, Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann collaborating… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | TEASER

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Here are a few snapshots from TEASER, an experimental teahouse at Spark Design Space. Rather than being set up in the traditional Japanese teahouse style, the space will be designed by the Attikatti team, playing with various aspects of tea. The guests have a unique opportunity for a rare Icelandic teahouse… Read more

Katla

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As DesignMarch and all the endless parties are drawing close, we wanted to point out Katla vodka by Reykjavik Distillery, an Icelandic vodka that has received a Red Dot Award for its package design. Named after the Icelandic volcano, the black and white label is inspired by the ash and… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 Sneak Peek | Þórunn Árnadóttir

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Why hello! DesignMarch is just around the corner, we cannot wait – literally: Adriana headed over to Þórunn Árnadóttir‘s workshop to catch of glimpse of what is to come. She is part of the Designs From Nowhere project, opening in Spark Design Space, You wont want to miss this one! Þórunn Árnadóttir… Read more

Norður Salt

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Norður Salt is a flaky Icelandic sea salt, made using sustainable, geothermal methods at Karlsey Island in the Breiðafjördur bay in Western Iceland. The traditional production method dates back to 1755.  The salt production combines the two forces of Icelandic nature: geothermal energy and the Arctic Ocean.   Geothermal water… Read more

The Official DesignMarch Candy

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With less than three weeks to go, there are several things to think about, but none of them as important as candy. May we present, the official festival candy 2014, DesignMarchipan (isl. Hönnunarmarsipan) in the making! Designed by Arna Rut Thorleifsdóttir and Rán Flygenring and produced by Sambó, it is an… Read more

Opening | TEASER at Spark Design Space

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An experimental teahouse opened in Spark Design Space a few days ago. Rather than a traditional Japanese teahouse style, the exhibition space plays with various aspects of tea, creating a unique Icelandic teahouse experience designed by the design team Attikatti. The exhibition presents tea in unusual, non-traditional ways. Part of the… Read more

The Making of DesignMarch 2014 Festival Identity

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This year’s DesignMarch identity combines the Victorian toy thaumatrope and vintage electronics to portray the interactions that lie in the heart of the festival.   Designed by experience designer Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson and fashion designer Laufey Jónsdóttir, the identity features a graphics, photographs and video that explore the power and interaction in design and the festival itself:… Read more

Chocolate Mountains by Brynhildur Pálsdóttir

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      For this Friday, we wanted to bring you a wonderfully – and literally – sweet project by designer Brynhildur Pálsdóttir (whose better known works as part of Vík Prjónsdóttir that we covered here and here).   Pálsdóttir developed a series of iconic Icelandic mountains in collaboration with… Read more

The Silent Village by Brynjar Sigurdarson

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The Silent Village by Brynjar Sigurðarson is a collection of furniture made using ropes and traditional craft methods of Icelandic fishermen. The collection is currently on display at Galerie Kreo in Paris, France.   The pieces of machined wood are held together by brightly coloured ropes that also firmly bind… Read more