Studio 2020 - Valdís Steinarsdóttir

20. nóvember 2020

Get to know designer Valdís Steinarsdóttir through Studio 2020. Studio 2020 was created as a response to the Covid 19 pandemic during DesignMarch in June this year, an experimental way of communicating Icelandic design, content beyond and below appearances alone.

Valdís Steinarsdóttir - Social change through design

Valdís Steinarsdóttir graduated from the Iceland University of the Arts with a bachelor’s degree in product design in 2017. She mainly focuses on material experiments by recycling organic matter and hopes to bring societal change and open up a platform for discussion and debate. She won Designer of the year at Formex Nova awards 2020.  

This interview with Valdís is a part of a 7 interview series with different designers and premiered at Dutch Design Week.

The creators and curators of the Studio 2020 are Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, curator of DesignTalks, Garðar Eyjólfsson, programme Director of MA Design at Iceland University of Arts, María Kristín Jónsdóttir, editor in chief of HA magazine, Steinn Einar Jónsson, designer and Einar Egilsson, filmmaker, with the support fromInspired by Iceland.

20. nóvember 2020
Álfrún Pálsdóttir
Einar Egilsson
Set design
Steinn Einar Jónsson


  • Studio 2020
  • DesignMarch
  • Product design