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 started in 2014 and 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.

The jury of the Icelandic Design Awards 2020:
Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, chairman of the jury, Museum of Design and Applied Art
Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir, architect, IUA                                                     
Sigrún Unnarsdóttir, fashion designer, IDA                                                           
Þorleifur Gíslason, grapich designer, IDA                                 
Paul Bennett, chief creative officer IDEO, IDA                                             
Margrét Kristín Sigurðardóttir, SI                                                              
Hörður Lárusson, grapich designer IDA                                        
Sigrún Birgisdóttir, architect, IUA
 

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

Winners of Iceland Design Awards through the years