DesignMarch 2014 | DESIGNMATCH

A speed dating of sorts for Icelandic designers and Nordic design companies, DesignMatch brings together local designers and international design producers, retailers, galleries and other design actors in short meetings.

DesignMatch takes place in the Nordic House, designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.

Previous partaking companies include Artek, One Nordic Furniture Company, Epal, Iittala, Design House Stockholm and Normann Copenhagen. Products followed by a successful DesignMatch meeting include Stone Hooks by Helga Sigurbjarnadóttir for Normann Copenhagen and Calendar by Snaefrid & Hildigunnur for Wrong for HAY.

DesignMatch is organized by Iceland Design Centre in collaboration with the Nordic House.

How It Works

1. Designers are invited to send in 3 items, ideas along with a PDF with information on designers themselves and the designs.
2. Representatives of companies receive the portfolios and may choose designers that they would like to meet.
3. We set up meetings that will take place on March 28 at the Nordic House in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Why Partake

For Nordic producers and design companies DesignMatch gives an efficient, effortless channel to scan the Icelandic design scene for new ideas and suitable partners, with all meetings arranged for one day and one place by our team, a lot of time and effort is left to explore the festival program.

For Icelandic designers, DesignMatch gives a unique opportunity to network and pitch ideas to the leading design actors in Scandinavia.

Important Dates

February 19, 2014 Deadline for applications
March 28, 2014 DesignMatch, Nordic House, Reykjavik


No participation fee.

Image: Calendar by Snaefrid&Hildigunnur for Wrong for HAY, collaboration initiated in DesignMatch 2013