Let´s celebrate design at the Icelandic Design Awards 2022

November 3rd, 2022

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

Before the ceremony all focus will be on the outstanding nominated projects and guests will be given insights and have conversations about them. This year the jury nominated six different projects that have the common theme of reuse of materials, social responsibility, environment, cooperation, nature and innovation.

Designers and owners of the nominated projects will take the stage in Gróska and give and insight to their work, inspiration, ideas, results and effects. Bergur Finnbogason, Creative director at CCP will be lead the conversations with Runa Thors, designer and lector at the Iceland University of the Arts. 

Following the award ceremony will take place where the Honorary award will be presented, recognition for best investment in design and finally the main prize, The Icelandic Award 2022 will be awarded. 

The Icelandic Design Award - program

Let´s celebrate design
- conversations about the Icelandic Design Awards

14:30 Doors open - coffee from Kaffitár

15:00 Insight into the nominations to the Icelandic Design Award 2022 

16:00 Break

16:20 Insight into the nominations to the Icelandic Design Award 2022 

17:00 Happy hour at Mikki refur in Vera mathöll
- special drink for the awards 

Award ceremony

18:00 - 19:00 Icelandic Design Award 2022

19:00 - 20:00 Celebrations

We kindly ask you to register for a seat in Gróska here.

The jury of the Icelandic Design Awards are Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, designer and director of the Museum of Design and Applied arts, chairman, María Kristín Jónsdóttir, designer, vice chairman, Ragna Fróðadóttir, designer, Þorleifur Gunnar Gíslason, designer, Arna Sigríður Mathiesen, architect, Margrét Kristín Sigurðardóttir for the Federation of Icelandic Industries and Daniel Byström, designer and Design Nation. 

The Icelandic Design Award honours the best Icelandic design and architecture annually. The importance of design in our society, culture and business has been growing steadily, and it is therefore vital to increase the understanding of good design and highlight the value of quality. 

Celebrating achievement and excellence, the Icelandic Design Award is given to a designer, a team, a studio or an architect in recognition of an outstanding new work, object, project or collection. The award is given to a recent project that demonstrates creative thinking, resourceful solutions, thorough presentation and professional methodology throughout the design process. Best investment in design recognises successful investment in design or architecture in the past year. It is awarded over to a company that has incorporated design in the core of its operations to create value and increase competitiveness. 

The Icelandic Design Award is established by Iceland Design and Architecture in collaboration with the Iceland University of the Arts, the Museum of Design and Applied Art, Promote Iceland, and SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries.

November 3rd, 2022
Álfrún Pálsdóttir


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