Miðstöð Hönnunar og Arkitektúrs / Iceland Design and Architecture

James Merry at DesignTalks 2024

Visual artist James Merry will be speaking at the international conference DesignTalks 2024 taking place in Harpa 24th of April. Merry is primarily known for his exceptional hand embroidery and mask-making.
February 26th, 2024

Atelier NL at DesignTalks 2024

The Dutch design studio Atelier NL believes that design has the ability to connect local communities to the valuable resources that surround them. Lonny van Ryswyck co-owner of the studio will speak at DesignTalks 2024, taking place in Harpa April 24th.
February 23rd, 2024

DesignMarch 2024 - where chaos is the norm and the balancing act is art

This year's festival reflects the current status of the world in the circus. Let's turn everything upside down with joy, curiosity and courage! Designers, architects and creative thinkers push the boundaries of the possible with exciting exhibitions, events, workshops, guided tours and openings all over town during DesignMarch, April 24th - 28th. Playing with materials, the interactivity of nature and technology, the use of discarded raw materials and new creative solutions for society are among the things that see the light of day.
February 8th, 2024

Hanna Whitehead exhibits at Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture Fair

Designer Hanna Dís Whitehead will exhibit a new body of work during the Stockholm Furniture Fair 6th -10th of February. She will be at the Greenhouse - the platform for up-and-coming designers. She will be launching a series of vessels and boxes from mixed materials as well as a new version of her ceramic hangers that have mutated and become supersized.
January 31st, 2024

DesignTalks talks - What now?

DesignTalks talks is a podcast based on the annual international conference DesignTalks in Reykjavík. The host Anna Gyða Sigurgísladóttir, sits down with diverse designers and future thinkers from all genres and nationalities. What now? series is inspired by the conference 2023 and supported by Nordic Talks. Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, designer, is the curator of DesignTalks.
December 18th, 2023

DesignTalks talks - What now? Episode 1 - Let's talk about creativity

Humanity is facing the eleventh hour and the call for more sustainable solutions has never been louder. Failed global collaborations on cutting emissions, political instability and repercussions after the pandemic. What now?
December 18th, 2023

DesignTalks talks - What now? Episode 2: Let’s talk about material

Humanity is facing the eleventh hour and the call for more sustainable solutions has never been louder. DesignTalks addresses the challenges the world is facing and highlights the importance of design and architecture in societal and global change. Creative thinking in the present is a key solution to the problems of the future.
December 18th, 2023

DesignTalks talks - What now? Episode 3: Let’s talk about nature

DesignTalks addresses the challenges the world is facing and highlights the importance of design and architecture in societal and global change. The creative thinking of the present could be the solution to the problems of the future.
December 18th, 2023

DesignTalks talks - What now? Episode 4: Let’s talk about stories

DesignTalks addresses the challenges the world is facing and highlights the importance of design and architecture in societal and global change. Creative thinking of the present could be the solution to the problems of the future.
December 18th, 2023

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Iceland Design and Architecture wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are thankful for an eventful 2023 and look forward to an exciting 2024.
December 20th, 2023

Early bird tickets to DesignTalks 2024

The international conference DesignTalks will take place in Harpa on April 24th.. Early bird tickets are now available to this popular event that has been sold out the last few years. Do not miss a full day of inspiration, innovation and creative powers!
December 14th, 2023

Open for applications till January 10th- DesignMarch 2024

It is open for applications to DesignMarch 2024, which takes place 24-28 April. Deadline is 10th of January. The festival program is taking shape, with many applications being submitted earlier this autumn. We can therefore start the countdown to spring and DesignMarch 2024!
December 15th, 2023

The Airbag nominated to the Green Product Awards 2024

The Airbag by Studíó Flétta for Fólk Reykjavík is nominated to the Green Product Awards 2024. Over 1500 participants from 54 countries applied for the 11th edition of the Green Product Award. After being reviewed under the aspects of design, innovation & sustainability, the best submissions were nominated.
December 8th, 2023

Outstanding design celebrated at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023

The Icelandic Design Awards 2023 took place in Gróska on the 9th of November celebrating outstanding design and architecture for a full house. The day began with a good insight into the nine outstanding and diverse projects nominated for the award in three different categories, followed by the award ceremony and celebration.
November 15th, 2023

Pizzatime with Flétta and Ýrúrarí is the winner of Project at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023

Pizzatime with Flétta and Ýrúarí is the winner in the category Product at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023 for demonstrating the vast opportunities for value creation in using leftover materials instead of raw material, and successfully raised awareness of the negative environmental impacts of the textile industry.
November 9th, 2023

Edda, center for Icelandic Studies winner of Place at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023

Edda, center for Icelandic Studies is the winner in the category Place at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023. Edda is by Hornsteinar Architects and creates a new framework for Icelandic national heritage, a strong landmark adapting well to its surroundings.
November 9th, 2023

The Airbag is the winner of Product at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023

The Airbag by Flétta for Fólk Reykjavík is the winner in the category Product at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023 for being an excellent example of innovative circular product  design.
November 9th, 2023

The honorary award of the Icelandic Design Award 2023 goes to Sigrún Guðjónsdóttir „Rúna“, ceramist

Sigrún Guðjónsdóttir, Rúna, has been selected for the Honorary Award of the Icelandic Design Awards 2023 for her contribution to ceramic art.
November 9th, 2023

Angústúra receives recognition for best investment in design at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023

The recognition for best investment in design at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023 goes to the Icelandic book publisher Angústúra for setting an example for high quality publications.
November 9th, 2023

The Airbag nominated as product of the year - Icelandic Design Awards 2023

The Airbagby Flétta, Hrefna Sigurðardóttir and Birta Rós Brynjólfsdóttir for Fólk Reykjavík is nominated in the category product of the year at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023.
October 20th, 2023

RANRA x Salomon nominated as product of the year - Icelandic Design Awards 2023

RANRA x Salomon by Arnar Már Jónsson and Luke Stevens for Salomon is nominated in the category product of the year at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023.
October 19th, 2023

Hovering Trails nominated as product of the year - Icelandic Design Awards 2023

Hovering Trails by Birgir Þ. Jóhannsson og Laurent Ney is nominated in the category product of the year at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023.
October 18th, 2023

Pizza Time by Flétta and Ýrúrarí nominated as project of the year - Icelandic Design Awards 2023

Pizza Time with Flétta, Hrefna Sigurðardóttir and Birta Rós Brynjólfsdóttir, and Ýrúarí, Ýr Jóhannsdóttir is nominated in the category project of the year at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023.
October 17th, 2023

Interment nominated as project of the year - Icelandic Design Awards 2023

Interment by Anna María Bogadóttir, architect is nominated in the category project of the year at the Icelandic Design Awards 2023.
October 16th, 2023

Vegrún nominated as project of the year - Icelandic Design Award 2023

Vegrún by Kolofon and co is nominated in the category Project of the year at the Icelandic Design Award 2023.
October 12th, 2023

Hlöðuberg nominated as place of the year - Icelandic Design Award 2023

Hlöðuberg by Studio Bua is nominated in the category Place of the year at the Icelandic Design Award 2023.
October 12th, 2023

Edda, center for Icelandic studies nominated as Place of the year - Icelandic Design Awards 2023

Edda, center for Icelandic studies by Hornsteinar architects is nominated in the category Place of the year at Icelandic Design Awards 2023.
October 11th, 2023

Dvergsreitur nominated for best place of the year - Icelandic Design Awards 2023

Dvergsreitur by KRADS and TRÍPÓLÍ, in collaboration with Landmótun, is nominated in the category Place.
October 10th, 2023

Open for applications - DesignMarch 2024

DesignMarch 2024 will take place for the sixteenth time April 24th - 28th where it takes the opportunity to focus on design as a driving force for innovation, and demonstrate the important role of design, architecture and innovation in society.
October 5th, 2023

What would you like to hear and see during DesignTalks 2024? Open call till October 16th!

The signature event of DesignMarch, DesignTalks will take place on April 24, 2024. It is the 15th version of the event, which has established itself both  internationally and locally.  It is held in the Harpa Concert Hall, and has been sold out in the past years to a diverse and enthusiastic audience of some seven hundred.
October 4th, 2023

Hæ/Hi Saman/ Together opens in Seattle

Saman/Together: An exhibition by Hae/Hi: Designing Friendship featuring
October 3rd, 2023

Things happen in the North

In late September, a product design festival will be held for the first time in Húsavík and its surroundings. The public will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the work of the designer where emphasis will be placed on the importance of product design in society as a whole and how it has shaped our daily lives.
July 14th, 2023

Watch DesignTalks 2023

The international conference and DesignMarch´s signature event DesignTalks took place in Harpa on May 3rd. The conference tackled the question What now? with powerful talks from a diverse group of designers, architects, artists and thought leaders, creatively approaching the now and the next. DesignTalks was streamed live in collaboration with Dezeen. Watch it here.
July 5th, 2023

Nordic collaboration for a sustainable future

Iceland design and architecture in collaboration with their Nordic partners are strengthening their relationship with the goal of deepening the understanding about the disciplines and how they can contribute to green transition and sustainable value creation, in the Nordic countries and internationally. The Nordic collaboration will be officially announced at the UIA, world congress of architects in Copenhagen in July.
June 22nd, 2023
Overview of brands, stores and websites that sell Icelandic design. From furniture to fashion, product design, textiles and jewellery.

EDUCATING THE COSMOPOLITAN ARCHITECT

TheAssociation of Collegiate Schools of Architecture(ACSA) and theEuropean Association for Architectural Education(EAAE) are pleased to announce the third, biennial joint Teachers Conference being hosted by the Iceland University of the Arts (IUA).
June 21st, 2023

DesignMarch 2024 in April

Ready to celebrate design in Reykjavík once again? For the sixteenth year in a row Reykjavík will transform into one big venue for design April 24th - 28th.
June 21st, 2023

Connection/Samband at 3 days of design

Icelandic design produced and manufactured by Scandinavian design houses. A curated exhibition of products made by 9 Icelandic designers who all have worked in Scandinavia revealing a selection of great Icelandic contemporary design.
June 1st, 2023

FÓLK at 3 days of design

FÓLK Reykjavik is participating at3daysofdesign in an exclusive collaboration with Polestar at their downtown showroom, Kristen Bernikowsgade 3. FÓLK is for the first timepremiering its full collection in Copenhagenbuilt on its vision to accelerate the green transition through design.
June 5th, 2023

Thank you DesignMarch 2023

For five days DesignMarch turned the northernmost capital in the world into one big venue for design for the fifteenth year in a row.
May 8th, 2023

Dagskrá HönnunarMars - dagur 4

What now? Fourth day of DesignMarch. Start the day with an arcitecht run, then go around town and browse around exhibitions and heppnings. End the night with a Pause at Lady Brewery. Today's program can be found here.
May 6th, 2023

DesignMarch Program - Day 3

It's day three at DesignMarch. Today there are plenty of events in relation to many of the exhibitions. Four exhibitions will open in Gufunes and tonight there are plenty of fashions shows around town. Today's program can be found here.
May 5th, 2023

DesignMarch Program - Day 2

Day 2 at DesignMarch has arrived! Today's program is full of interesting events and exhibitions. Here is an overview of today's program.
May 2nd, 2023

Opening of DesignMarch 2023

For the fifteenth time DesignMarch will be a harbour for new ideas, inspiration, creative solutions and optimism, where progressive design and innovations bring exhibitors and visitors together May 3rd- 7th. We welcome you to the opening of DesignMarch in Harpa on Wednesday 3rd May at 5PM.
May 2nd, 2023

Landsbankinn participates in DesignMarch with versitile events

Landsbankinn participates in DesignMarch with versitile events but the bank is one of the festival's sponsors. There will be a panel discussion about investing in design and guided tours around Landbankinn's new head quearters in Reykjastræti.
May 1st, 2023

DesignMarch for fashionistas

DesignMarch is just around the corner but the festival will take over Reykjavík from 3rd to 7th May. This year's program contains around 100 exhibitions and 120 events. It's therefore safe to say that everyone should find something of their interest. Here a few events for the fashionistas
May 1st, 2023

From geothermal waste to a world of wellbeing

Evolving from a humble body of geothermal waste into a world of wellbeing, Blue Lagoon embodies the harmonic interplay of nature, design, and sustainability. Welcome to their exhibition at Hafnartorg, Kolagata that opens Wednesday May 3rd at 18pm.
April 30th, 2023

Bags that Carry on

Bags that Carry onis a collaboration between Krónan and DesignMarch where grocery bags from our customers are reused in a new and exciting way. Stúdíó Flétta will collect old grocery bags and use them to design new and interesting bags of good quality.
April 30th, 2023

Design Diplomacy, an invitation from the ambassador

For the fifth time at DesignMarch, local ambassadors are inviting designers from their home countries to pair with Icelandic creatives over a common theme. They will be opening the doors of their residences to host a series of intimate discussions in “living room” settings, offering you a unique opportunity to meet the designers and get inspired.
April 26th, 2022

DesignMarch for the family

There are a lot of events at DesignMarch 2023 that are perfect for families and children. Here are a few of them.
April 24th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Kjartan Örn Ólafsson, Climate Entrepreneur

Kjartan Örn Ólafsson, Climate Entrepreneur, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 on 3rd May in Harpa.
April 24th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Refik Anadol, media artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence

Rekif Anadol, media artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence, will be speaking at DesignTalks in Harpa on 3rd May.
April 22nd, 2023

DesignMarch for the food lover

DesignMarch is just around the corner but the festival will take over Reykjavík from 3rd to 7th May. This year's program contains around 100 exhibitions and 120 events. It's therefore safe to say that everyone should find something of their interest. Here are a few events for those that food and all things related!
April 22nd, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Sigurður Þorsteinsson, Chief Brand, Design and Innovation Officer of Blue Lagoon. Partner in Design Group Italia

Sigurður Þorsteinsson, Chief Brand, Design and Innovation Officer of Blue Lagoon and partner in Design Group Italia, will be speaking at DesignTalk 2023 in Harpa on 3rd May.
April 22nd, 2023

What now? The program for DesignMarch 2022 is live

DesignMarch will transform the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design on May 3rd to 7th. This year the theme for the festival is What now? and the diverse program will reflect the unique growth in the Icelandic design scene.
April 5th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Liam Young, sci-fi architect, director and BAFTA nominated producer

Liam Young, sci-fi architect, director and BAFTA nominated producer will be speaking at DesignTalks in Harpa on 3rd May.
April 13th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Graphic Rewilding’s Lee Baker, fine artist and composer

Graphic Rewilding’s Lee Baker, fine artist and composer, will be speaking at DesignTalks in Harpa on 3rd May.
April 13th, 2023

What now? DesignTalks 2023

DesignTalks addresses the challenges the world is facing and highlights the importance of design and architecture in societal and global change. Humanity is facing the eleventh hour and the call for more sustainable solutions has never been louder. Faced with somewhat failed global collaborations on cutting emissions, political instability and repercussions after the pandemic, we ask: what now?
April 4th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Thomas Pausz, designer, artist and researcher.

Thomas Pausz, designer, artist and researcher, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 on 3rd May in Harpa.
March 30th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Michael Hendrix, Global Design Director and partner at IDEO

Michael Hendrix, Global Design Director and partner at IDEO, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 on 3rd May in Harpa.
March 28th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Pavel Vrzheshch, co-founder and artistic director of Ukrainian agency Banda

Pavel Vrzheshch, co-founder and artistic director of the award winning Ukrainian agency Banda, will be speaking at DesignTalks on 3rd May in Harpa.
March 23rd, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Sigríður Sunna Reynisdóttir, founder and artistic director fo ÞYKJÓ

Sigríður Sunna Reynisdóttir, founder and artistic director of ÞYKJÓ, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 on 3rd May in Harpa.
March 21st, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Peter Veenstra, landscape architect and co-founder of LOLA Landscape Architects

Peter Veenstra, landscape architect and co-founder of LOLA Landscape Architects will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 on 3rd May in Harpa.
March 13th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Natsai Audrey Chieza, founder and CEO at Faber Futures

Natsai Audrey Chieza, founder and CEO at Faber Futures, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 in Harpa on Wednesday 3rd May.
February 28th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Odile Decq, architect and urban planner, founder and owner of Studio Odile Decq.

Odile Decq, architect and urban planner, founder and owner of Studio Odile Decq, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 in Harpa on 3rd May.
February 20th, 2023

DesignTalks 2023 - Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, producer of the MoMA R&D Salons, and co-founder of the platform Design Emergency

Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, producer of the MoMA R&D Salons, and co-founder of the platform Design Emergency, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 in Harpa on Wednesday 3rd May.
February 14th, 2023

An urgent need for change

On 19th January stakeholders in the building industry came together for the workshop Round Table for Circularity and had a meaningful conversation on how to implement a circular system in the industry. This is a pressing matter as there is an urgent need for change.
January 30th, 2023

Knowing the Ropes opens in Stockholm

The exhibition Knowing the Ropes opens at the Hallwyl museum in Stockholm on 7th February as a part of Stockholm Design Week. Knowing the Ropes is the name of an artistic project in which the Rope, as bearer of cultural and structural meaning, is explored within a contemporary Scandinavian context by designers Brynhildur Pálsdóttir, Þuríður Rós Sigurþórsdóttir and Theresa Himmer.
January 23rd, 2023

Happy holidays from Iceland Design and Architecture

Happy holidays fro Iceland Design and Architecture. The office is closed from December 22nd to January 3rd.
December 22nd, 2022

Early bird tickets to DesignTalks 2023

The International conference DesignTalks will take place in Harpa on May 3rd. Early bird tickets are now available. Do not miss a full day of inspiration, innovation and creative powers!
December 1st, 2022

“The most important thing in friendship is building trust”

The exhibition Sýningin Hæ/Hi: Designing Friendship opened in Seattle in the beginning of October where six Icelandic designers and designteams met their US counterparts.  The exhibition was originally planned for DesignMarch 2020 and at last, two years later, the designers joined in Iceland in May where they premiered their works at the DesignMarch festival 2022. Now they met in Seattle.
November 24th, 2022

Helga Ólafsdóttir is the new director of DesignMarch

DesignMarch´s new director is Helga Ólafsdóttir and will join the team from December 1st. DesignMarch festival will happen for the 15 time May 3rd - 7th in 2023.
November 23rd, 2022

Excellent celebration at the Iceland Design Awards

The Icelandic Design Award 2022 took place in Gróska last Thursday. The house filled with guests that learned about and celebrated excellent design and architecture at the ceremony.
November 20th, 2022

Plastplan won the Icelandic Design Award 2022

Plastplan, founded by Björn Steinar Blumenstein and Brynjólfur Stefánsson, won the Icelandic Design Awards 2022 for their great creativity, experimental processes, contrivance, and a strong vision. Lilja D. Alfreðsdóttir, minister of culture and business affairs gave Plastplan the award at a ceremony that took place on November 17th in Gróska.
November 17th, 2022

Folk Reykjavík receives recognition for best investment in design at the Icelandic Design Awards 2022

The recognition for best investment in design 2022 goes to the Icelandic design company Fólk Reykjavík for their confidence in Icelandic design in a noteworthy and successful manner. Árni Sigurjónsson, chairman of the board for the SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries gave the award to Ragna Sara Jónsdóttir, founder and creative director of Folk Reykjavík.
November 17th, 2022

The honorary award of the Icelandic Design Award 2022 goes to Reynir Vilhjálmsson, landscape architect

The honorary award of the Icelandic Design Awards 2022 goes to Reynir Vilhjálmsson, landscape architect. Reynir has a unique sense for the environment and its shapes, and how the built environment and natural landscape can be linked holistically. Lilja D. Alfreðsdóttir minister of culture and business affairs gave Reynir the award at a ceremony in Gróska.
November 17th, 2022

Let´s celebrate design at the Icelandic Design Awards 2022

The Icelandic Design Awards 2022 will take place on November 17th in Gróska.
November 3rd, 2022

Laufskálavarða, service house, nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022

Laufskálavarða, service house, by Stáss architects nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022. The awards will take place on November 17th in Gróska.
October 29th, 2022

Universal Thirst nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022

Universal Thirst, by founders Gunnar Vilhjálmsson and Kalapi Gajjar, is nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022. The awards will take place on November 17th in Gróska.
October 28th, 2022

Hljóðhimnar is nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022

Hljóðhimnar by Þykjó is nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022. The awards will take place on November 17th in Gróska.
October 26th, 2022

Urgent experiments on reality nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022

Urgent experiments on reality by Sól Hansdóttir is nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022. The awards will take place on November 17th in Gróska.
October 25th, 2022

Touching landscape nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022

Touching landscape by Tinna Gunnarsdóttir is nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022. The awards will take place on November 17th in Gróska.
October 24th, 2022

Hæ/Hi opens in Seattle

The Exhibition Hæ/Hi: Designing Friendship opens in Seattle Friday October 7th. The exhibition was originally planned for DesignMarch 2020 and at last, two years later, the designers joined in Iceland in May where they premiered their works at the DesignMarch festival 2022. Now they meet in Seattle.
October 5th, 2022

Participate in DesignMarch 2023!

Open for application in DesignMarch festival 2023, which will take place in Reykjavík and the capital area for the 15th time May 3rd - 7th. The annual festival brings together participants and guests with progressive design and innovation.
August 16th, 2022

Summer holidays at Iceland Design and Architecture

The office of Iceland Design and Architecture closes due to summer holidays from 11th July and will reopen August 3rd.
July 7th, 2022

See you at DesignMarch 2023

DesignMarch will take place May 3rd - 7th 2023. Save the dates! Applications for participation in the festival will open in August. Stay tuned.
July 6th, 2022

Watch DesignTalks 2022

The international conference DesignTalks 2022 took place for a full house at DesignMarch. For the first time the event was streamed live in collaboration with the festivals media partner Dezeen and has been very well received by readers.
June 30th, 2022

Can we design our relationship with nature? Design that promotes nature conservation and nature experience

Iceland Design and Architecture, in collaboration with Nordic colleagues, has published a compilation of cases and review articles that reflect design methods and solutions that promote nature experiences and nature conservation on the website NatNorth.is.
June 21st, 2022

Sustainable Tourism in the North - videos

Á heimasíðu verkefnisins NatNorth má finna kynningarmyndbönd sem sýna með skýrum, einföldum og áhugaverðum hætti stefnumótandi niðurstöður þriggja verkefna, Design in Nature, Clean Energy og Nature Conservation.
June 23rd, 2022

Dialogue on Design in Nature - podcast

The Embassies of Iceland in the Nordic capitals each hosted events in the countdown to the DesignMarch festival, happening in Reykjavík May 4th - 8th. Anna María Bogadóttir, architect moderated a conversation on  Design in Nature with panelists from Iceland and from each respective country Now you can listen to these informative dialogues in a four episode podcast series.
May 6th, 2022

Sustainable tourism in the North at DesignMarch

At DesignMarh 2022 an event with discussion on design, clean energy and nature conservation took place in Gróska. It presented the projects Design in Nature, Clean Energy and Nature Conservation, which all are part of the Icelandic Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2019. It was an event that presented clean energy and responsible design for the benefit of nature.
June 21st, 2022

Rusl Fest - sustainable design festival

RUSL is a sustainable design festival focusing on circular thinking and its application within art, design and culture, with a special emphasis on the building industry. The festival will take place from June 27th to July 2nd. A week-long event with workshops, lectures, exhibitions, dinners and social gatherings.
June 14th, 2022

Specially designed pooltrips

The Museum of Design and Applied Art offers as a gift three specially designed pool trips in connection with the exhibition Bathing Culture. People can access the trips on www.sundferdir.comand choose a trip around the Western Fjords, the West Coast and the South Coast of Iceland.
June 1st, 2022

Iceland Design and Architecture to join BEDA - the bureau of  European Design Associations

Iceland Design and Architecture is a new member of BEDA - the bureau of  European Design Associations,  which is part of strengthening its international collaboration and connections.
May 23rd, 2022

Finally DesignTalks!

Alþjóðlega ráðstefnan og lykilviðburður HönnunarMars, DesignTalks, fór fram fyrir fullu húsi í Hörpu þann 4. maí og opnaði þar með hátíðarhöld HönnunarMars. Leiðtogar víðsvegar að á sviði hönnunar og arkitektúrs stigu á svið og veittu gestum innblástur út árið.
May 20th, 2022

DesignMarch 2022 - exhibitions that are open longer

DesignMarch 2022 ended on a high note on May 8th after five days of successful festivites. A total of over 100 exhibitions and 250 events and openings, it is not unlikely that some guests did not manage to see everything. There are few exhibitions that are still open even though the festival is officially over.
May 9th, 2022