What is your favorite Icelandic design?

It’s cruel to make me pick just one. I have favorites ranging from cards to books, from pillows to houses. But to name one that sits high up that list, I’d have to pick Sverrir Ásgeirsson‘s „Hleðsluskápur“. I saw the prototypes last DesignMarch and loved it. It’s in many ways very simple, but the details of organization are great.

 

Who would you like to give it to this Christmas?

I’d buy two. One for me … and then one to give to Steinþór Kári Kárason, architect at Kurt og pi. I think he’ll share my love for the organization of it all.

 

And who should be the next to answer these questions?

I think it’s only fair that Steinþór answers next, after getting such a nice present.

– Hörður Lárusson

 

This December, every day up until the 24th, we will ask a local designer the following questions:

What is your favorite Icelandic design?
Who would you like to give it to this Christmas?
Who should be the next to answer these questions?

 

Previous participants, Christmas Calendar 2011

1.12. Elisabet V. Ingvarsdóttir: Sasa Clock by Thórunn Arnadóttir
2.12. Hreinn Bernhardsson: Seal Pelt by Vík Prjónsdóttir
3.12. Halla Stína Hannesdóttir: Chocolate Mountains by Brynhildur Pálsdóttir
4.12. Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir: Thread by María Kristín
5.12. Sigrún Birgisdóttir: Hverra mamma ert þú by Sóffia Gudrun Jóhannsdóttir, Hildigunnur Gunnarsdóttir and Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir
6.12. Anna María Bogadóttir: Lampen-i-ringen by Guðlaug Friðgeirsdóttir and Elle Kunnos
7.12. Snæfríð Þorsteins: Shoes by Kron by KronKron
8.12. Tinna Gunnarsdóttir: Skyrkonfekt from Erpstaðir
9.12. Hafsteinn Júlíusson: Dalvik Sled by Dagur Óskarsson
10.12. Halli Civelek: I Could Eat A Horse by Stefán Pétur Sólveigarson
11.12. Siggi Eggertsson: Seablanket by Vík Prjónsdóttir
12.12. Jói Kjartans: Vík Prjónsdóttir
13.12. Bobby Breidholt: Guðmundur Jörundsson/Kórmakur&Skjöldur
14.12. Sveinbjörn Pálsson: Beard Cap by Vík Prjónsdóttir, typefaces by Gunnar Vilhjálmsson and Stuðlar by Friðgerður Guðmundsdóttir
15.12. Gunnar Vilhjálmsson: The Flag and The National Flag of Iceland – Use, Respect and Conduct by Hörður Lárusson
16.12. Hörður Lárusson: Hleðsluskápur by Sverrir Ásgeirsson
17.12. Steinþór Kári Kárason:

 

Image © Sverrir Ásgeirsson