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, we spoke to Johan Arnø Kryger of the Danish Fashion Institute:

I think that the world needs hugs and this is why I really love Vík Prjónsdóttir’s cool Healing Hands. Imagine Obama, Merkel, Putin and Xi Jinping rocking these cool scarfs constantly being hugged? Then I truly belive the world would be a better place. Because a hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. I believe in hugs.


Johan visited us for DesignMarch 2012. He is the project manager for Copenhagen Fashion Summit and works at Danish Fashion Institute, a network institution with over 100 member companies. It’s mission is to facilitate initiatives that benefit the Danish fashion industry. Copenhagen Fashion Summit is the world’s largest event focused on sustainability and fashion.


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

10.12. Dagur Eggertsson, Rintala Eggertsson Architects


Image Courtesy of Vík Prjónsdóttir