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DesignMarch 2013 | Floating in Gljúfrasteinn


The Icelandic author Halldór Laxness (who was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1955) wrote in Heimsljós, 1940,  You can take everything from me except the freedom to look up at the sky occasionally. There is hardly a better way to do so than floating in a hot pool. During DesignMarch, designer Unnur Valdís… Read more

unZip at Milan 2013


unZip, a ompression-packaged cover designed to slip over classic wooden dining chair by HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson, Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada was introduced in Milan last week. Here is a little information about the project from the designers: Nowadays, distribution and production plays a huge role when one thinks about developing… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Design Forum Finland at Kronkron


DesignMarch offered a great opportunity to see some Finnish design in Iceland when Design Forum Finland opened a Pop up Shop in KronKron. Our guest blogger, Finnish design aficionado Piia Susanna from Kahden Vaiheilla  dived in – here are her picks from the pop-up store: Twelve Finnish design labels, Mirkka Metsola,… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 at Harpa


Several of the DesignMarch 2013 events took place in Reykjavik’s imposing seaside concert hall Harpa: Icelandic product designers’ group exhibition, Icelandic furniture manufacturers’ pieces, Suopunki, design from the Finnish Lapland and of course the Reykjavik Fashion Festival all took place behind its glass facade. Here are some images from the… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 Sneak Peek | Netagerdin


Netagerdin organizes a carnival for this year’s DesignMarch 2013. There are still a few days to go before the fun starts – while waiting, take a look at what they were up to last year. Netagerðin work&shop is a group of three design firms, (BBolla, Stáss, Volki) and the independent… Read more

Grapevine Design Awards 2013 | Product of the Year


Winners for the 2013 Grapevine Design Awards were announced on Friday last week. The Award for best product went to…Holster by  FurTrade! A unisex vest for carrying small items, Holster is the outcome of a cross-disciplinary collaboration between graphic designer Siggi Odds and fashion designer Bóas Kristjánsson. Made from leftover cuts of local… Read more

Grapevine Design Awards 2013 | And the winners are…


Now in their third year, The Grapevine Design Awards are bigger than ever. We rounded up a small panel of design experts and asked them to determine what was most cutting-edge in 2012. In addition to ‘Best Product,’ ‘Best Product Line,’ and ‘Best Design Project,’ the panel added a new… Read more

Jónófón by Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson


Good evening, Here is one more repost from last year: We originally blogged about Jónófón as part of our student series. Having attracted lots of attention and praise, Jónófon is now also part of the new Fritz Hansen flagship store. Congratulations! Jónófón is an acoustic vinyl-record-player that uses a papercup… Read more

Ihanna at Maison & Objet


Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir showed her latest Ihanna http://ihanna.net/ products at Maison & Objet in Paris earlier this fall. Dwell saw them too – and selected them as one of their highlights! Here are a few snapshots from Ingibjörg Hanna’s album, enjoy.                  … Read more

Hydro Morphosis by Gardar Eyjolfsson


Hydro Morphosis by Gardar Eyjolfsson is a bridge concept, consisting of a self-generated system located in the middle of nowhere in Icelandic nature. A  hydro turbine generates electricity from running water. It powers a heat-pump mechanism, which sucks all the heat out of the aluminum structure of the bridge, resulting in… Read more