It´s happening! DesignMarch in May!

The program for Iceland´s largest design festival is live with around 80 exhibitions that reflects the unique growth of the Icelandic design scene in these turbulent times of change in strong collaboration with the innovation sector, the business community, Icelandic embassies around the world to name a few.
May 10th, 2021

DesignMarch - Designers Take Over

DesignMarch in May is happening - go to our stories and highlights on Instagram and get a glimpse from the behind the scenes with all the amazing participants in the festival this year and their interesting projects
May 9th, 2021

Lecture series - Fashion designer Helga Lára Halldórsdóttir

The lecture is called Mapping theory through practice - the logic of success and failure and a part of the Sneiðmynd lecture series at the Iceland University of the Arts. Helga Lára holds a BA degree from the Iceland University of the Arts and an MFA in fashion design from The Swedish School of Textiles. Since graduating in 2018 she has been a part-time lecturer at the Iceland University of the Arts and The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts. The lecture is on Teams, Tuesday April 13th at 12.10.
April 12th, 2021

Do you want to be an exhibition space at DesignMarch in May?

Ásmundarsalur - Hafnartorg - The Nordic house - Gróska - Ásmundarsafn - Museum of Design and Applied Art - Hafnarborg - Seltjarnarnes - Grandi - City center of Reykjavík are among the areas that will be bustling with life from 19th - 23rd of May as exhibition areas at DesignMarch in May 2021. Deadline until April 16th.
April 9th, 2021

Take part in the first Nordic co-design event of the New European Bauhaus

Nordic architects, artists, designers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students and everyone interested are invited to join in creating the Nordic perspective for the New European Bauhaus, an environmental, economic and cultural project instigated by the European Commission.
March 11th, 2021

New MArch programme at the Iceland University of the Arts 

For the first time architecture will be taught on Master‘s level in Iceland, and the first time that local architecture students are given the option of completing their architecture studies in Iceland. The MArch programme is a two-year international programme and will start in the fall 2021. Application deadline for the programme is April 7th.
February 17th, 2021

DesignMarch in May 2021 countdown - 95 days

This year DesignMarch will take place during May 19th-23rd. The selection committee has been kept busy, (with highest record in number of applications) for the last month and has just revealed that over 100 exciting projects will be showcased during the five day festival.
February 12th, 2021

Behind the product - Hildur Yeoman for Yeoman

Behind the product is a short-doc web series based around icelandic fashion designers and delves behind the curtains of icelandic entrepreneurs and designers who run their brands in the creative bustle of Reykjavik's city center. The final episode gives a look into Hildur Yeoman for Yeoman world.
February 5th, 2021

The Icelandic nominations for the Mies van der Rohe Awards

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe are pleased to announce the first list of the works competing for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The Icelandic nominations are Drangar guesthouse by Studio Grandi, Gudlaug natural pool by Basalt Architects and The Visitor Centre in Borgarfjörður Eystri by Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects.
February 3rd, 2021

Valdís Steinarsdóttir wins gold at the International Design Awards

Designer Valdís Steinarsdóttir wins gold in the category Design For Society / Design for Sustainability at the International Design Awards for her project Bioplastic Skin.
February 2nd, 2021

The honorary award for the Icelandic Design Awards 2020 goes to Kristín Þorkelsdóttir, graphic designer

The Icelandic Design Awards 2020 took place digitally on the 29th of January. The recipient of the honorary award at the Icelandic Design Awards 2020 is Kristín Þorkelsdóttir, graphic designer by Lilja D. Alfreðsdóttir, minister of education, science and culture for her priceless pioneering work in the field of graphic design in Iceland. 
January 29th, 2021

66°North receives recognition for best investment in design at the Icelandic Design Awards 2020

The Icelandic clothing company 66°North receives recognition for best investment in design at the Icelandic Design Awards 2020. Sigurður Hannesson, managing director of SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries gave the award to Bjarney Harðardóttir and Helgi Rúnar Óskarsson, owners of 66°North. The company was founded in 1926 and designs high quality outdoor clothing.
January 29th, 2021

Drangar by Studio Granda wins the Icelandic Design Awards 2020

The Icelandic Design Awards 2020 was announced today, 29th of January, digitally. Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir, minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation presented the award to Margrét Harðardóttir and Steve Christer architects from Studio Granda for the project Drangar. 
January 29th, 2021

Floating relaxation by Flothetta nominated to the Icelandic Design Award 2020

Third and the last nomination for the Icelandic Design Award has been revealed - Floating relaxation by Flothetta. The award ceremony will be digital on the 29th of January.
January 21st, 2021

Drangar by Studio Granda nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2020

We are proud to announce the second nomination to the Icelandic Design Awards 2020 - Drangar by Studio Granda. During the next days we will announce the nominations for the year 2020 and the award ceremony will be digital on the 29th of January.
January 20th, 2021

Sweater sauce by Ýrúrarí nominated to the Icelandic Design Awards 2020

We are proud to announce the first nomination to the Icelandic Design Awards 2020 - Sweater sauce by textile Designer Ýr Jóhannsdóttir or Ýrúrarí.
January 19th, 2021

Behind the product - Steinunn Sigurðardóttir for STEINUNN

Behind the product is a short-doc web series based around icelandic fashion designers and delves behind the curtains of icelandic entrepreneurs and designers who run their brands in the creative bustle of Reykjavik's city center. Next up is fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir for STEINUNN.
January 15th, 2021

“I don’t understand this obsession with upending what people have done before us”

Architect Manfreð Vilhjálmsson was the first recipient of an honorary award at the Icelandic Design Awards 2019. Here is an interview with Manfreð, taken by Marteinn Sindri Jónsson, at that occasion and was published in the 10th edition of HA magazine.
January 14th, 2021

Behind the product - Anita Hirlekar for ANITA HIRLEKAR

Behind the product is a short-doc web series based around icelandic fashion designers and delves behind the curtains of icelandic entrepreneurs and designers who run their brands in the creative bustle of Reykjavik's city center. Next up is The Central Saint Martins alumni Anita Hirlekar for ANITA HIRLEKAR
January 8th, 2021

Season´s greetings from Iceland Design and Architecture

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the staff of Iceland Design and Architecture
December 22nd, 2020