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DesignMarch 2013 | Design in Dialogue

Design in Dialogue, a group exhibition at the Culture House curated by Katarina Siltavuori of WDC Helsinki 2012 brought  designers from different backgrounds together in interdisciplinary collaborations. Among participants are Hver design, 7 factory design, ERUM, Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir, Sif Ægisdóttir, Rúna Thors and Ragnheiður I. Ágústsdóttir.          … Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Vík Prjónsdóttir

Design team Vík Prjónsdóttir presented a new remix of their celebrated Seal Pelt, made by the British-Japanese design ensemble Eley Kishimoto as well as new scarfs and blankets at the Culture House. They were also part of creating the DesignMarch 2013 identity. Here are a few images from the opening… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 Identity | N by Vik Prjonsdottir

This year’s DesignMarch festival identity (by Jónas Valtysson and Ármann Agnarsson) features a real wooden grid that forms the letters “HönnunarMars” (Icelandic for DesignMarch). Designed and built by Valtysson and Agnarsson in collaboration with designer Hlynur Axelsson, the grid, some 475 x 350 x 45 cm in size was then photographed by Marino Thorlacius in several… Read more

A. Gudmundsson, Bryndis Bolladóttir and Volki at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2013

Three Icelandic companies, A. Gudmunsson, Bryndis Bolladóttir and Volki exhibited new items at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2013. All three companies design and produce all their items in Iceland from local raw materials. Here are a few tasters:       A. Gudmundsson is a furniture production company established in 1956…. Read more

Vík Prjónsdóttir

    The Seal Pelt by Vík Prjónsdóttir is part of Everyday Discoveries, the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 International design house exhibition that opens tomorrow. If in Finland, join us! Vík stands for the southernmost village in Iceland, Prjón for knitting – Vík Prjónsdóttir is  a collective of young… Read more

Christmas Calendar 23 | Linda Björg Arnadottir

    What is your favorite Icelandic design and who would you like to give it to this Christmas? My favorite Icelandic designs are the carpets by Katrin Ólina, recently shown at Spark Design Space. I would like to give one to my best friend, fashion designer and mountain guide… Read more

Christmas Calendar 22 ❘ Steinunn Sigurðardóttir

    What is your favorite Icelandic design? The grey Scintilla blanket by Linda Björg Árnadóttir. Who would you like to give it to this Christmas? I would love to be the one who receives it. And who should be the next to answer these questions? Linda Björg Árnadóttir  … Read more

Christmas Calendar 14 ❘ Sveinbjörn Pálsson

  What is your favorite Icelandic design? I don’t really have a favorite in Icelandic design. The first things that spring to mind are the typefaces of Gunnar Vilhjálmsson, the beard cap by  Vík Prjónsdóttir and the Stuðlar wall / divider unit by Friðgerður Guðmundsdóttir. Who would you like to… Read more

Christmas Calendar 12 ❘ Jói Kjartans

  What is your favorite Icelandic design and who would you like to give it to this Christmas? My favorite Icelandic design is Vík Prjónsdóttir. I would like to give their products to my parents since they love to cuddle up in cold winters in their summerhouse in Skorradalur. And… Read more

Christmas Calendar 11 | Siggi Eggertsson

  What is your favorite Icelandic design? I must admit that I don’t really know what’s going on in Icelandic design, or just design in general, but I’ve always enjoyed what Vík Prjónsdóttir make, all of their products are great. If I could only select one I’d pick the Seablanket…. Read more