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DesignMarch 2011 | Lecture series

On this year’s DesignMarch opening day, Thursday March 24th, the Iceland Design Center hosts a series of lectures and panel discussion.The event will take place at Tjarnarbíó Theater.

In recent years, design has been flourishing, and a new environment calls for a new way of thinking. Design plays a fundamental role in a changing world; its methodology offering unique opportunities for creation and re-creation.

Four designers, celebrated for their bold vision and innovative approach, will share their experience, ideology and vision for the future.

Jerszy Seymour is a furniture- and interior designer, famous for his fresh approach for use of materials. His design is characterized by a relaxed sense of humor. It is colorful and theatrical, often reminiscent of Pop Art and the world of cartoons. Seymour concerns himself with the goals and impact of contemporary design.

Winy Maas is an architect and one of three founders of MVRDV, a leading intellectual and challenging force within the architectural world for the past twenty years. Maas furthermore operates The Why Factory, a research lab dedicated to the cityscape of the future, founded in 2008 in collaboration with Delft School of Design.

Ilkka Suppanen is an architect and furniture designer. His works are inspired by his Scandinavian heritage, but with a relaxed and innovative approach. They are contemporary and practical but at the same time esthetically appealing. In 1995, Suppanen founded Ilkka Studio Suppanen, which has worked on various design projects for a number of internationally recognized companies such as Arted, Axis, Cappellini, Ferlea, Leucos, Lucente, Nokia, Zanotta, Marimekko and Saa. He has received many international awards for his design.

Siggi Eggertsson is an Icelandic graphic designer, born in Akureyri in 1984. An exceptionally prolific designer with a signature style, international trade magazines describe him as a rising star in the world of illustration. Eggertsson has worked for numerous local as well as international companies, including Art Festival Sequences, DesignMarch, Coca Cola, H&M Divided, Nike, Wallpaper, Stussy and Wired Magazine. In addition, his works have graced the covers of several magazines worldwide.

Restaurant Majones will provide fine-looking refreshments.

The program will start at 10 pm and end at 3 pm.

Ticket price is 2,500 ISK; available at and at Tjarnarbíó.