HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PROGRAM
Reykjavik city centre
19.03 – 21.03
Landscape architects transform the atmosphere on Laugavegur shopping street. Opening Party March 19 at 17:00
Graphic Design 2009
Icelandic Graphic Design Awards exhibition.
The best in product design in and around central Reykjavík. The boom in Icelandic design influences the renewed identity of Laugavegur, Reykjavík´s main shopping street. Product design is a young profession in Iceland but has received attention and interest from all over the world. It has grown and evolved tremendously in a short period of time and is quickly becoming a strong voice on the international design scene. Opening Party March 18 at 17:00
Hang in there
Ceramicists exhibit new and original objects in Reykjavík’s oldest house. Opening Party March 17 at 16:30
Brooches & Brooches
Icelandic jewellers exhibit brooches made from a wide range of
materials, influenced by diverse trends and in various traditions. The
brooch is one of the oldest decorative objects, both practical and
Collaboration across the design fields where experience meets the up-and-coming. 10+ Icelandic designers present the latest in furniture design focusing on variety and exploration. Opening Party March 18 at 20:30
Architects, landscape architects, interior designers and furniture designers unite with opening their exiting festival featuring talks, exhibitions, hang out and more - with a view. FÉLAGIÐ offers coffee chat with professionals and an introduction on Icelandic architecture and design. A rolling slideshow of the latest work of architects, interior designers and landscape architects, exhibitions, micro lectures, educational lectures, movie, and live music and more. FÉLAGIÐ is a collaboration of 3 professional groups that decided to join forces over the Design March to exhibit the great variety these fields have to offer. The Icelandic Art Academy is a special guest. Come join us and take part in the different discussions; where does architecture and design stand today, do we repair, do we rewind, look forward or combine the three? Opening Party March 18 at 20:30
Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús
Creative individuals join forces in a fashion show on the move at the Reykjavík Art Museum. A collaboration of fashion designers; Aaron C. Buillon, Andersen & Lauth, Anna Kristín Design, Ásta Creative Clothes, Black, Blik, Diza by Alprjon, Eight Of Hearts, ELM, Emami, Farmers Market, GuSt, HANNA, KOW, Lúka Art&Design, María Lovísa, Nostrum, Prem, REY, Rósa Design, Royal Extreme, Scintilla, Spaksmannsspjarir og STEiNUNN, the Iceland Dance Company´s artistic director Katrín Hall, stylist Alda Guðjónsdóttir and photographer Vera Pálsdóttir.
Reykjavík Fashion Festival
19.03 17:00 – 21:00
20.03 15:00 – 20:30
Reykjavik Fashion Festival seeks to provide the opportunity to channel Iceland's creative energy into a single event, both for the local Icelandic audience as well as an international audience. United by a common passion for Iceland and it's unique take on fashion, design and music, Iceland's foremost creative business leaders seek to champion the talent that makes the country so unique. Reykjavik Fashion Festival will see an exciting mixture of fashion, design and music at venues around the city. The inaugural event will take place on 19th and 20th of March 2010. rff.is
RFF - Club and live program
DesignMarch is partner of the Reykjavik Fashion Festival - Club & Live program taking place March 18th-20th. Its center point is the NASA venue, Austurvöllur, on the Friday and Saturday night where you can catch the Icelandic techno legends GusGus, Peaches from Berlin and Air France from Gothenburg.
NASA opens at 23.00 and program starts promptly 30 minutes later. Look out for RFF parties at Kaffibarinn and Venue. Buy tickets in advance at www.midi.is
and the Skifan shops Kringlan & Laugavegur. Tickets also sold at the door (given availability). For full program please visit: www.rff.is
Strandgata 34, Hafnarfjörður
Exhibition of selected designs which have shaped children’s worlds by both Icelandic and foreign designers. The focus is on 3D design; toys and furniture, and especially objects useful to children and designed with their needs and their world of ideas in mind. The oldest objects hark back to the first half of the 20th century and the most recent are created specifically for this exhibition. Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður.
Functional & For the Road
National Museum Suðurgata 41
Designers of the Textile Guild exhibit in Kaffitár, the coffee shop at the National Museum of Iceland. Inspiration from the Museum is put into functional items for the locale, taking in mind the need for muting sound, with curtains, tablecloths, napkins, placematts, chairs, cushions and pillows. Coffeecups also are on show, where designers have experimented with innovative designs for insulating take-away coffee cups. Opening Party Wednesday March 17 at 16:30
Architects improvise a project in one cubic metre.
Katrín Ólína’s mysterious world installation at Crymogea. Opening Party March 17 at 20:30
Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús
The innovative Pecha Kucha approach involves a program of short and diverse lectures.
A refreshing dialogue between design students and some of Iceland’s most respected designers, who have been contributing to Icelandic design since the 1950s. Opening Party March 18 at 20:30
Kringlan, Laugavegur 47, Aðalstræti 10, Skeifan 6, Skólavörðustígur 12
Lyng presents five designers and their designs at DesignMarch, featuring Guðrún Lilja Gunnlaugsdóttir, Megan Herbert, Jón Björnsson, Hreinn Bernharðsson and Bylgja Rún.
National Gallery of Iceland
Bongó Blíða is a collection of decorative objects, designed to add a touch of adventure to existing tableware. The idea is to allow Icelanders to conjure up their own tropical atmosphere at home at a time when travelling abroad has become too expensive due to Iceland´s near economic collapse. The project will be launched at Marengs, the museum café at the National Gallery of Iceland.
Living Library of Design
Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús
11:00 – 17:00
The Human Library is an innovative method to promote dialogue, reduce prejudice and encourage understanding. The main characteristics of the project are to be found in its simplicity and its positive approach. During DesignMarch, designers version of the Human Library will be up and running.
Models in Laugavegur
Laugavegur, 101 Reykjavík
An exhibiton of built and unbuilt structures. Architect offices have lent shops in Laugavegur new and old models of buildings, as variable as they are many. The models have been placed in between merchandise creating a surprise for customers.
Grandagarði 2, 2nd floor
Metamorphoses, an exhibition of selected work and new projects by Studiobility. Opening Party March 20 at 17:00
Íslensk Grafík,Tryggvagötu 17, harbourside
06.03 - 21.03
14:00 - 18:00
Solo exhibition. Architect Andrew Burgess is working at the crossroads of art and architecture. Burgess maintains an architectural practice that spans the gap between ideas and buildings, creating architecture and whole worlds on the computer screen and using contemporary art as a testing field.
Iceland Design Centre Lecture Series
Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús
19.03 10:00 – 13:30
20.03 10:00 – 13:30
The Iceland Design Centre organizes a series of lectures at the DesignMarch.