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DesignMarch 2014 Sneak Peek | Þórunn Árnadóttir

Why hello! DesignMarch is just around the corner, we cannot wait – literally: Adriana headed over to Þórunn Árnadóttir‘s workshop to catch of glimpse of what is to come. She is part of the Designs From Nowhere project, opening in Spark Design Space, You wont want to miss this one! Þórunn Árnadóttir… Read more

Norður Salt

Norður Salt is a flaky Icelandic sea salt, made using sustainable, geothermal methods at Karlsey Island in the Breiðafjördur bay in Western Iceland. The traditional production method dates back to 1755.  The salt production combines the two forces of Icelandic nature: geothermal energy and the Arctic Ocean.   Geothermal water… Read more


PyroPet by Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval is a family of animal shaped candles that each reveal a surprise within as they burn. Their first product is a cute little kitten Kisa (Icelandic for kitty). As it burns, the cute kitten shaped candle reveals a devilish metal skeleton from within.  The idea… Read more

The Nordic House by Alvar Aalto

You’ve all been to the Nordic House of Iceland, designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, haven’t you? If not, hurry up! Finnish photographer Mira Mykkänen captured some of the beautiful details designed by Aalto, who designed the buidling, the interiors and most of the furniture in the house. Armchair… Read more

Klettur by Rúna Thors and Hildur Steinþórsdóttir

Klettur is an outdoor bench designed by architect Hildur Steinþórsdóttir and product designer Rúna Thors. It is produced by the local concrete factory Steypustöðin.   According to the designers, The aim was to design a bench exploring possibilites of concrete in urban furniture. Utilizing the production possibilities of Fab Lab, a digital… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Elín Bríta

Product designer Elín Bríta is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project Verndarbaugur constitutes a personal interpretation of the concept “amulet”. From early childhood I have been compelled to collect and believe in diminutive things: a small pebble, a clay object or a piece of string that… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | María Guðjónsdóttir

Product designer María Guðjónsdóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project 110° is a table aimed for office work. The tabletop inclines 110° from the body’s vertical position. This allows space for the arm to open the 90° angle in the elbow and… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Guðný Pálsdóttir

Product designer Guðný Pálsdóttir is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project Uppbrot is a form study that is based on the idea of two realities – the virtual reality of video games and the reality outside the games. According to the designer, The… Read more

Studio Visit | 7FACTORY

7factory consists of the Reykjavik-based Italian designer Anna Giudice and Valeria Morando, who is based in Savona, Italy. They share their Icelandic studio with Fabio del Percio, founder of HVER Design, with whom they recently collaborated for “Sounds of Iceland“, wool fabrics with decorative patterns of sound graphs produced by sounds originally… Read more

Set of Tables by Katrín Ólína & Garðar Eyjólfsson

Designers Katrin Olina and Garðar Eyjólfsson have collaborated to create a set of tables that they showed during DesignMarch 2013. Part of 13Al+, a Nordic collaboration between designers and manufacturers which explores new possibilities in design and production of items from icelandic aluminum and promotes Nordic exchange of skills and… Read more