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

October 19th, 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.

From the jury:
RANRA x Salomon is a collaboration between RANRA design studio and the international outdoor brand Salomon designing environmentally friendly footwear. 

The designers approach to the project is from an environmental and sustainability perspective, which lays the groundwork for material selection and production. The shoes are highly sought after, made in the spirit of “gorpcore” fashion, which borders on outdoor and fashion clothing and appeals to those who want to focus on the environment, but also to those who are not so aware of it. RANRA’s innovative materials, professional and unique craftsmanship and aesthetics shine through with a focus on natural dyes, recycled and reusable materials. The product’s marketing material was a big hit, as it presented the shoes in a fun way with references to Scandinavian food traditions, soil, people and animals. 

Ranra is a design studio by Arnar Már Jónsson and Luke Stevens based in London and Reykjavík that specializes in outdoor clothing designed for nature and the urban environment. The collaboration between RANRA and outdoor brand Salomon began in 2022 and has attracted worldwide attention. This is the second time that RANRA has designed the Cross Pro shoes produced by Salomon. 

Ranra is a London / Reykjavík based Design established in 2019 studio specializing in transitional outerwear pieces designed for both nature and the urban environment. The studio is built around collaborative working practices and a commitment to thinking through an expanded definition of design.

Luke Stevens is the co-founder of RANRA, based in London. The studio engages in a range of projects from textile development and product design to knowledge production and systems-level interventions. Luke graduated from the Royal College of Art Menswear Program in 2016, having previously completed a BA in Womenswear at Central St. Martins. Alongside his work at RANRA, Luke has worked on a number of interdisciplinary design projects, showcasing collaborative work at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, the London Design Festival and the Vienna Biennale.

Arnar Már Jónsson is the co-founder of RANRA, based in Iceland. Arnar graduated from the Royal College of Art Menswear Program in 2016, having previously completed a BA in Fashion at IUA. Alongside his work at RANRA, Arnar has worked with brands such as Stone Island, Loro Piana and Adidas.

Icelandic Design Awards will take place in Gróska on November 9th - save the date! We are almost finished with announcing all the nominations - one to go  -check out the other nominees is the three categories here. 

The Icelandic Design Award honours the best Icelandic design and architecture. 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.

The Icelandic Design Award will be awarded for the tenth time this year (2023), and to mark the occasion, the award categories have been increased to three: Product // Place // Project. In addition, the Icelandic Design Awards also include honorary award and recognition for the best investment in design.

The Icelandic Design Award is established by Iceland Design and Architecture in collaboration with the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Museum of Design and Applied Art and with support from Business Iceland and SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries.

October 19th, 2023
Álfrún Pálsdóttir


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