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.
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.
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.
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.
Sigrún Guðjónsdóttir, Rúna, has been selected for the Honorary Award of the Icelandic Design Awards 2023 for her contribution to ceramic art.
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.
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.
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.
Hovering Trails by Birgir Þ. Jóhannsson og Laurent Ney is nominated in the category product of the year at the 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.
Interment by Anna María Bogadóttir, architect is nominated in the category project of the year at the 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.
Dvergsreitur by KRADS and TRÍPÓLÍ, in collaboration with Landmótun, is nominated in the category Place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overview of brands, stores and websites that sell Icelandic design. From furniture to fashion, product design, textiles and jewellery.
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).
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.
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.
For five days DesignMarch turned the northernmost capital in the world into one big venue for design for the fifteenth year in a row.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
There are a lot of events at DesignMarch 2023 that are perfect for families and children. Here are a few of them.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Liam Young, sci-fi architect, director and BAFTA nominated producer will be speaking at DesignTalks in Harpa on 3rd May.
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?
Thomas Pausz, designer, artist and researcher, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 on 3rd May in Harpa.
Michael Hendrix, Global Design Director and partner at IDEO, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 on 3rd May in Harpa.
Pavel Vrzheshch, co-founder and artistic director of the award winning Ukrainian agency Banda, will be speaking at DesignTalks on 3rd May in Harpa.
Sigríður Sunna Reynisdóttir, founder and artistic director of ÞYKJÓ, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 on 3rd May in Harpa.
Peter Veenstra, landscape architect and co-founder of LOLA Landscape Architects will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 on 3rd May in Harpa.
Odile Decq, architect and urban planner, founder and owner of Studio Odile Decq, will be speaking at DesignTalks 2023 in Harpa on 3rd May.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Icelandic Design Awards 2022 will take place on November 17th in Gróska.
Laufskálavarða, service house, by Stáss architects nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022. The awards will take place on November 17th in Gróska.
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.
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.
Touching landscape by Tinna Gunnarsdóttir is nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2022. The awards will take place on November 17th in Gróska.
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.
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.
The office of Iceland Design and Architecture closes due to summer holidays from 11th July and will reopen August 3rd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Það er komið að fimmta síðasta degi HönnunarMars 2022. Flestar sýningar hátíðarinnar eru opnar í dag en líkt og síðustu daga er nóg um að vera út um allan bæ. Alla dagskrá dagsins má sjá hér.
It's Saturday, which means that it's day 4 of DesignMarch. Today you can start the day with a jog around the city to experience the environment. Then you can visit open studios, attend artist talks, lectures and seminars aswell as various pop-up events. The festival's exhibitions are also open. Here is the full programme for the day
The second day of DesignMarch is upon us but the the festival spreads all over the city today. Below is the program for today but you can find the full festival program here.
DesignMarch opens today with DesignTalks, the festival's opening event in Harpa. The festival's opening ceremony will also take place in Harpa at 5:15PM today. Here you can find the program for today.
Slippbarinn at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina will be the official festival bar during DesignMarch 2022. The festival schedule this year is bursting with events and exhibitions so it’s necessary for guests to have a place to gather between events, surrounded by colorful Icelandic design, and recharge over food and special DesignMarch cocktails.
Icelandair and Plastplan kickstart their partnership at DesignMarch 2022. The Icelandic company Plastplan specializes in finding ways to utilize plastic waste from companies and turn it into useful objects. Their aim is to work towards a sustainable future and find function where it’s least expected. Their newest project, coloful luggage tags made entirely out of plastic waste.