NEWS AND EVENTS

11. April 2014

The First Icelandic Design Policy Published in English

Icelandic Design Policy 2014–2018, the first national design policy for Iceland promotes design as a vital driving force for future. Read it in English here.
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04. April 2014

Lecture Series | The Power of People: Wasting Words

Today we can all be storytellers from 140 characters and up. How do we make sure that our stories start in the right place and travel in the right direction? How do we make this work for good? Nathan Woodhead of the global creative agency The Brooklyn Brothers will speak about storytelling and communication in the digital age. The lecture takes place at Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús on Thursday, April 10 at 8PM. .
20. March 2014

Nordic Fashion Biennale Opens in Frankfurt

The Nordic Fashion Biennale (NFB), a platform for Icelandic, Faroese and Greenlandic fashion design opens in Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. .
19. March 2014

Seminar | Designing For Small Communities

How can design be used as a tool for regional development? How can the design process shape healthier societies? What is social design? The International Seminar—Explore. Reflect. Respond: Designing for small communities—held on March 28 at 9.30-13.30 at Hannesarholt, will explore the aforementioned questions. .
19. March 2014

Order to Effect | Reserve your table

Satt Restaurant at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura turns into Order to Effect, a new kind of restaurant concept where you order food based on its impact on your body and health. Read more and reserve your table here. .
10. March 2014

Lecture series | Dagný Bjarnadóttir - Waste / Material

Landscape architect Dagný Bjarnadóttir will speak about the ideology, design and processes in projects in which she has made use of materials that were previously ignored and considered as waste. The lecture takes place at Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús on Thursday, March 13 at 8PM. .
07. March 2014

Nordic Fashion Biennale | The Weather Diaries Book Launch

The Nordic Fashion Biennale launches the book The Weather Diaries (Gestalten) which includes beautiful photography by curator-photographer duo Cooper&Gorfer. .
25. February 2014

Reykjavik Fashion Festival Tickets Available Now

Eight Icelandic fashion labels will showcase their AW collections on Saturday, March 29 at Reykjavik Fashion Festival. Secure your seat now! .
20. February 2014

Exhibition | Are you Ready, Madam President?

The Museum of Design and Applied Arts exhibits the wardrobe of Vigdis Finnbogadóttir, the first female president in the world. .
15. February 2014

Lani Yamamoto receives Dimmalimm Prize 2013 for best childrens book illustrations

Lani Yamamoto receives the Dimmalimm Prize 2013 for best Icelandic children’s book illustrations. Yamamoto was awarded for her book Stína Stórasaeng (Crymogea). .
04. February 2014

Lecture series | Mike Friton – Footwear Design Innovator

Mike Friton has been an innovator in the footwear industry for over 30 years. In the Iceland Design Centre Lecture Series, Friton will speak about his career and his approaches to product design and problem solving. The Lecture takes place at Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús on Thursday, February 13 at 8PM. .
30. January 2014

DesignMarch 2014 | New events announced

Icelandic jewellery and furniture design takes over Harpa, prints by Reykjavik Letterpress, new collection by Hildur Yeoman – we are happy to announce more of the DesignMarch 2014 program. .
30. January 2014

Scintilla in NYNOW

The Icelandic home textiles label Scintilla exhibits its home textile & decor collection at the NYNOW home & lifestyle fair on February 2-6 in New York. .
29. January 2014

DesignTalks tickets available now

Tickets to DesignMarch opening seminar DesignTalks 2014 Dealing with Reality are now available online. Speakers include Calvin Klein, Robert Wong, Mikael Schiller Kathryn Firth and Marco Steinberg. .
29. January 2014

Icelandic design at Stockholm Design Week 2014

Headed to Stockholm for the Design Week and the Furniture & Light Fair? Here is where to find the Icelandic designers. .
20. January 2014

DesignMarch Identity 2014

This year’s festival identity combines the Victorian toy thaumatrope and vintage electronics to portray the interactions that lie in the heart of DesignMarch. .
17. January 2014

Calvin Klein to Speak at DesignTalks 2014

We are happy to announce that fashion designer Calvin Klein will speak at DesignTalks, the opening seminar of DesignMarch, which will centre on the designer and architect as a strategist and a visionary. .
17. January 2014

Shop Show at Helsinki Design Museum 24.1. – 9.3.2014

Icelandic design agencies Hugdetta and Vík Prjónsdóttir partake in the Nordic touring exhibition on consumption and production. .
14. January 2014

DesignMarch 2014 | More Program Picks Revealed

Order to Effect food design experience, Posters inspired by most beautiful words in Icelandic, Icelandic musicians and fashion designers join forces, Designers partaking in Reykjavik Fashion Festival and more - we are happy to announce the first preliminary picks from the DesignMarch 2014 program. .
10. January 2014

Exhibition | APPROACH

APPROACH by Norwegian artists Solveig Ovanger, Ingrid Larssen and Cecilie Haaland opens in the Reykjavik City Hall. .
07. January 2014

Lecture | Scintilla

Fashion and textile designer Linda Björg Árnadóttir opens the Iceland Design Centre Lecture Series 2014. The Lecture takes place at Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús on Thursday, January 16 at 20 and will be held in Icelandic. .
03. January 2014

Exhibition | 12 Dreams for Architecture

The Nordic House exhibits works by architects Kimmo Friman and Esa Laaksonen. .
02. January 2014

A textile version of Skvís by Siggi Eggertsson

Design gallery Spark Design Space and textile printing company Textílprentun Íslands join forces to create a textile version of Skvís by Siggi Eggertsson. .
11. December 2013

Sneak Preview to DesignMarch 2014 program

Collection inspired by stone age, Designers From Nowhere, children’s illustration workshop, Shop Show, fifth edition of Reykjavik Fashion Festival and more - We are happy to announce the first preliminary picks from the DesignMarch 2014 program. .
11. December 2013

Exhibition | Paradigm

Paradigm brings Norwegian contemporary craft to Iceland Museum of Design and Applied Art. The exhibition runs until March 9, 2014. .
09. December 2013

DesignTalks 2014 | More Speakers Announced

DesignTalks, the opening seminar of DesignMarch will centre on the designer and architect as a strategist and a visionary. We are glad to announce two more speakers, Marco Steinberg, former director of strategic design at Helsinki Design Lab and Acne’s Executive Chairman Mikael Schiller. .
04. December 2013

Iceland Design Centre Christmas Calendar 2013

December marks the time for our annual Christmas Calendar in the Iceland Design Centre Blog. .
04. December 2013

Christmas Ornament 2013

Siggi Eggertsson designs the 2013 Christmas Ornament for The Benefit Society of Children with Disabilities. .
04. December 2013

Exhibition | Beside the Deep Waters

Beside the Deep Waters is a retrospective of the work of artist Rúna, Sigrún Guðjónsdóttir. .
04. December 2013

Exhibition | The Silent Village by Brynjar Sigurðarson

Brynjar Sigurðarson employs a knitting technique used by Icelandic fishermen to create a furniture collection for Galerie Kreo in Paris, France. .
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