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Posts tagged "Icelandic Design"

Nordic Design Lunch #3 at Helsinki Design Week 2014


We are so happy to share the third Nordic Design Lunch with you! (If you are not familiar with the concept, take a look here and here for the previous editions of the project). This time around, we met in Helsinki during the 10th anniversary edition of Helsinki Design Week…. Read more

KRÁS Street Food Market


KRÁS Street Food Market opened in Fógetagarður for the first time this summer. Yet another showcase of the buzzing food culture of Reykjavik, KRÁS was a part of Torg i Bidstödu. Run by the city of Reykjavik, through the program, the city has assigned areas that have been sidelined in the planning process… Read more

Mengi Apartments


Combine bespoke interior design with Icelandic art, furniture and product design, and you have Mengi Apartments. Operated by and connected to Mengi, a collective of artists running an art store and hosting art exhibitions. Mengi Apartments opened in the Spring of 2014 in the heart of Reykjavik. The three apartments… Read more

Hverfisgata 71A by Studio Granda


Photography and studio gallery on Hverfisgata 71a is the ingenious result of a recent extension project by Studio Granda. Studio Granda is a practice of award winning architects based in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was founded by Margrét Hardardóttir and Steve Christer in 1987, after completing their studies at the Architectural… Read more

My Little Reykjavik


Hi all, happy Culture Night! Celebrated to mark the birthday of our beloved, 228-year-old capital, the Culture Night features a wide array of program ranging from design to music to dance to food (for a list of design-related events, see here).   To mark the occasion, we wanted to share… Read more

ION Hotel


ION is a new hotel located less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, set against a backdrop of mountainous lava fields, next door from the Nesjavellir geothermal area. All of the 45 rooms have a view across infinite lava fields towards Thingvellir National Park. In addition to the interesting design,… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | 8x1m2


Kaolin is an association of eight ceramic artists, running a gallery on Reykjavik’s unofficial gallery street Skólavörðustígur. During DesignMarch 2014, Kaolin held an exhibition that explored the boundaries between sculptures and products, where each of the eight artists was assigned one square meter of space. Images by Adriana Pacheco

DesignMarch 2014 | The Weather Diaries


During DesignMarch 2014 the Nordic House held the exhibition The Weather Diaries, after the Nordic Fashion Biennale took part in Frankfurt. The exhibition was curated by the photographer duo Cooper&Gorfer, who were commissioned to create a photographic exhibition interpreting fashion from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The exhibition showed… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Studio Visit at Steinunn


Fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir’s studio was taken over by strings, shapes and shadows during DesignMarch. Black Snow was an enchanting installation, inspired by string art, falling snow, the infinite forms a snowflake can manifest itself in and the importance of the space in between. We visited Steinunn at her beautiful… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 Impressions


In this post we’ll show you four exhibitions that were launched in the centre of Reykjavik during DesignMarch. All four exhibitions were filled with people enjoying their conversations about the works with each other, and also with the designers. Here are some pictures from the openings. Product designer Maria Kristin… Read more