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Icelandic Design Fund allocates 19.5 million ISK to designers



The Icelandic Design Fund received 68 applications for some 200 million ISK, of which 16 projects received a combined 18 million ISK in grants. In addition, the Fund allocated 15 travel grants.

Six projects received the largest grants of 1,5 million ISK: Borghildur Gunnarsdóttir, head designer and founder of fashion label Milla Snorrason; Edda Bergsteinsdóttir, goldsmith at SEB Jewellery; Ingibjörg Hanna Jónsdóttir of IHANNA; landscape architect Einar E. Sæmundsson, children’s clothing label Igló&Indí and car designer Bjarni Hjartarson.





Grants


Halla Hákonardóttir HALLA • ZERO 500.000 ISK

Þórunn Árnadóttir 500.000 ISK

Arndís Sigróður Árnadóttir 1.000.000 ISK

Asa Jewellery 1.000.000 ISK

Driftwood 1.000.000 ISK

Elsa Nielsen #EINÁDAG 1.000.000 ISK

Grallaragerðin 1.000.000 ISK

Hanna Jónsdóttir 1.000.000 ISK

Shu Yi GOLA 1.000.000 ISK

Unnur Valdís Kristjánsdóttir, FLOAT 1.000.000 ISK

Bjarni Hjartarson 1.500.000 ISK

Borghildur Gunnarsdóttir 1.500.000 ISK

Einar E. Sæmundssen1.500.000 ISK

Ingibjörg Hanna Jónsdóttir Ihanna1.500.000 ISK

Igló&Indí 1.500.000 ISK

Edda Bergsteinsdóttir SEB Jewellery 1.500.000 ISK

Travel grants

Anders Terp and Dagný Bjarnadóttir
Steinunn Eik Egilsdóttir
Guðrún Ragna Sigurjónsdóttir
Védís Pálsdóttir
Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir
Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson
Birta Rós Brynjólfsdóttir
Björn Steinar Jóhannesson
Kristín Sigurðardóttir
Sigrún Thorlacius
Hildur Steinþórsdóttir, Rúna Thors and Emilía Sigurðardóttir
Kristján Örn Kjartansson



About the Icelandic Design Fund

The fund is governed by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation according to the annual decisions of the parliament. Iceland Design Centre manages and operates the fund.

The role of the fund is to increase and enhance knowledge and increase added value in design and architecture. It also supports export of Icelandic design through marketing and travel grants.

The fund will fund projects in the following four categories:
  • Research and Development
  • Projects
  • Marketing and PR
  • Travel expenses

The Fund was established in 2013.
Board of the Icelandic Design Fund:

Halldóra Vífilsdóttir, Chairman
Haukur Már Hauksson
Guðrún Inga Ingólfsdóttir
Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir
Þráinn Hauksson