27. May 2020

DesignMarch 2020 is on for June 24th-28th!

DesignMarch, Iceland´s main design festival will take place in Reykjavík this summer! The festival 2020 was scheduled at the end of March, as it has for the past eleven years; due to Covid-19 pandemic it was postponed. In light of recent positive news the festival can go forward, however in altered form in full collaboration with local authorities. .
12. March 2020

DesignMarch 2020 will take place 24th - 28th of June

In light of recent developments of the Covid-19 virus, the board and staff of DesignMarch have decided to move the festival until late June 2020 and new dates for the festival is 24th - 28th of June.
04. March 2020

DesignTalks 2020 - Matthew Woolsey, 66°North and Lucy Black-Swan & Andres Colmenares, IAM

Global president of 66°North Matthew Woolsey and Lucy Black-Swan & Andres Colmenares, future strategists, designers and co-founders of IAM are amongst speakers at DesignTalks 2020 in Harpa, 26th of March.

25. February 2020

DesignTalks 2020 - Mirko Ilic and Barbara by Garðar Eyjólfsson & Marteinn Sindri Jónsson

The artist Mirko Ilić, Garðar Eyjólfsson, designer and Marteinn Sindri Jónsson, philosopher, musician are amongst speakers at DesignTalks 2020 in Harpa on the 26th of March.
14. February 2020

DesignTalks 2020 - Genki  Instruments and MINISOPHY

Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson, Head of design at Genki Instruments joins the stage and MINISOPHY by designer Katrín Ólína and philosopher Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir sets the tone at t DesignTalks 2020 in Harpa, concert hall on the 26th of March, this year under the theme New World, New Ways.
11. February 2020

DesignTalks 2020 - Michael Pawlyn Biomimicry architect and initiator of Architects Declare

Michael Pawlyn pioneering architect of regenerative design and biomimicry is one of the speakers at the international conference DesignTalks 2020 which will take place in Harpa on the 26th of March.
05. February 2020

The ultralight chair Hildur presented at Stockholm Furniture Fair

Award-winning Icelandic architect and designer Valdimar Harðarson presents his ultralight upholstered & stackable multifunctional chair design Hildur (from old Norse Hildr, meaning “battle”), at Stockholm Furniture Fair this week.
21. November 2019

Wave by Genki Instruments won the Icelandic Design Awards 2019

The Icelandic Design Awards was rewarded for the sixth time on the 14th of November. The ceremony took place at Iðnó were the minister of tourism, industry and innovation, Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir gave out the main price.
14. October 2019

Iceland Design Awards 2019 I Nominees

Five companies/brands are nominated for the Iceland Design Awards 2019. The winner will be announced on the 14th of November.
15. July 2019

DesignMarch 2020 - save these dates

The official dates of DesignMarch 2020 are 25-29th of March which means that the festival will be five days of design with one day added to the official program but of course the whole month will be a month devoted to design and architecture. 
21. June 2019

Iceland Design Award I The search for the best design has begun

The search for the best design has begun. You can now nominate your favourite Icelandic design/architecture project for the Icelandic Design Award 2019.
14. November 2018

The Iceland Design Award 2018 goes to… Basalt Architects!

The Iceland Design Awards were given out for the fifth time 2 November. The ceremony took place at Kjarvalsstaðir, with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir presenting awards in front of a full house.  .
04. September 2018

CALL FOR DESIGNS! Nordic Design Competition: Sustainable Chairs

We are happy to announce the launching of the Nordic Design Competition with attention to sustainable chair design. Finalists and winners will be presented at the Nordic pavilion at COP24 in Poland in December. .
21. August 2018

Ástþór Helgason the new director of Design March

Iceland Design Centre has hired Ástþór Helgason as director of Design March. .
13. July 2018

Happy Summer - Gleðilegt sumar!

Iceland Design Centre will be closed for summer holidays from July 14 until August 8. Gleðilegt sumar! .
05. June 2018

Designing for the Future

On June 13 The Nordic House will host a seminar on current trends and concepts in interior design, seen from both the perspective of practising designers and design education. The focus will be on sustainable solutions and design for alternative future lifestyles that we might be facing sooner than we expect. .
05. June 2018

HA 07, magazine on Icelandic design and architecture, is out!

In this issue you can, among other things, read about the ideology and work of different designers and architects who emphasize the creative reuse of materials, seek inspiration in Iceland's cultural heritage, encourage a critical discussion of the impact of technological developments and challenge our preconceptions of the world. .
26. April 2018

MA Degree Show in Fine Art and Design

The opening of the MA Degree Show in Fine Art and Design from the Iceland Academy of the Arts will take place this Saturday, April 28th at 14:00 in Gerðarsafn Kópavogur. .
25. April 2018

The IUA Graduate Fashion Show

The IUA Graduate Fashion Show takes place at the Lækningaminjasafn at Seltjarnarnes. Students present their graduation collections after three years of study at the school. .
28. February 2018

Power & Potential at DesignTalks 2018

Kicking off DesignMarch is the opening event DesignTalks! This day is filled with inspirational talks given by leading international creatives and professionals, illustrating the power and potential of design. DesignTalks strives to provide professionals of all fields with inspiration for collaboration and problem solving. .
28. February 2018

Party like it’s your birthday at DesignMarch!

DesignMarch is Iceland’s largest, and most important, design festival. This year marks the festival’s 10th birthday of transforming the capital city into one big design venue. The events of the festival are organized by Icelandic designers and architects, with an increasing number of foreign participants. .
28. February 2018

Have you met HA?

The sixth issue of HA is hot off the presses and sure to please Icelandic design and architecture enthusiasts. This time around, the magazine contains nearly 140 pages of interesting content — which, when it comes to the Icelandic design scene, there’s definitely more than enough of. .
07. February 2018

Hugarflug February 8th - 9th 2018

Hugarflug, yearly artistic and design research conference of IAA, now takes place for the seventh time with over 50 artists, designer and scholars participating with different means. .
22. December 2017

Merry Christmas, gleðileg jól!

Thank you for this year, we wish you all the best for 2018. Happy holidays! .
09. November 2017

The Icelandic Design Awards 2017

The fourth Icelandic Design Award ceremony will take place in Iðnó on November 9. .
27. October 2017

Do you have an exciting product / art / music you want to sell?

PopUp Verzlun is now open for applications for the yearly X-Mas designersmarket. The market will take place in Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús Saturday the 9th of dec. 2017. .
14. July 2017

HA Issue No. 5 is out now!

The fifth issue of HA magazine on Icelandic design and architecture is out now. .
13. July 2017

Grand opening of YPSILON - a brand new concept store

Ypsilon, a brand new concept store opens it’s doors for the first time in downtown Reykjavík, Thursday, 13 July at 17h00. .
10. July 2017

Arnar Már Jónsson on Reykjavik Culture Night

The London based fashion designer will display his menswear collection which has been featured in Vogue, ID & Hero Magazine and other publications. .
31. May 2017

Exhibiton | THE CITY BEING

Thursday, May 25th at 5 p.m is the opening of the exhibition THE CITY BEING in the Nordic House. .
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