Every day up until the 24th, we will ask one of our international friends – journalists, designers, curators and other wonderful folks – to select something that relates to Iceland and/or Icelandic design and architecture, and to tell us, who they would like to give it to.

Today, it is Norway-based architect Dagur Eggertsson‘s turn:

I have always been a great admirer of Arkibúllan and their work. As christmas is coming up, it is time to think of nice tableware, and their Arctic Flower is one of the best ones I have seen for a while.

Another thing which reminds us of our Nordic darkness is the bizarre, black humour of Hugleikur Dagsson. His last book “Should You Be Laughing At This” is already a classic.


We want to give these presents to our dear friend Sigrún Birgisdóttir who is doing an amazing job as the dean of architecture at Iceland Academy of the Arts. Merry Christmas!


Dagur Eggertsson is a co-founder of Norway-based Rintala Eggertsson Architects along with Finnish Sami Rintala. Their work has been exhibited in museums around the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, National Museum of Art in Beijing, the MAXXI museum in Rome and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen.


Previous Entries:

1.12. Tanja Sipilä, Design Forum Finland

2.12. Bobby Solomon, The Fox is Black

3.12. Ragna Fróda

4.12. Nathan Woodhead, The Brooklyn Brothers

5.12. Daniel Byström, Designnation

6.12. Aalto+Aalto

7.12. Siggi Eggertsson

8.12. Jan Stavik, Norwegian Design Council

9.12. Hlin Helga Gudlaugsdóttir