Exhibition | Icelandic Contemporary Design

World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 | 15 000 visitors at Everyday Discoveries

15 000 visitors came to see the Everyday Discoveries – International Design House Exhibition during its 10 opening days in Helsinki, Finland. From pancake pans to prosthetics to woolen sweaters, Icelandic everyday items were also on display in the World Design Capital signature event.

Here is a list of all Icelandic items that partook in the exhibition:

One national design icon from each participating country. Icelandic lopapeysa sweater

A product, which is commonly used and known, but without a design status. Icelandic pancake pans

A design or a project, which tackles current questions in order to make the world a better place. FlexRun with Nike Sole by Össur

A design, which interprets an old technique or product in a new way. Seal Pelt by Vík Prjónsdóttir

A recent illustrated children's book. Skrimsli books by Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Kalle Guettler and Rakel Helmsdal


A dinnerware set and 1 seat from each country to form a communal table for an imaginary dinner. For the dinnerware set, each country can create their own collection for one person as they prefer. Hoch die Tassen by Hrafnkell Birgisson Veltiglös by Studio Subba Wheel of Nutrition by Hafsteinn Juliusson Hekla by Dögg Gudmundsdottir Pouf by Volki

More information: WorldDesignCapital Helsinki 2012 website