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Ástþór Helgason the new director of Design March

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

Mr Helgason has experience across many sectors, with a keen understanding of the design community and the private sector.

He served on the board of the Icelandic Design Fund from the beginning, helping to secure a strong and transparent fund. Currently he also serves on the board of The Designers Salaries and has previously served on the board of Form Iceland, a precursor to the Icelandic Design Centre.

Ástþór Helgason, the new director of DesignMarch.

Mr Helgason's also has served as CEO of companies in the design end exhibition sectors and his experience will be a good addition to the team at Iceland Design Centre.

About DesignMarch

DesignMarch, Iceland’s most important annual design festival is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year. It will be the largest and most significant yet, with an expected 100 or so events that will transform the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design.

From fashion to furniture, architecture to food design, the festival showcases the best of the local design scene alongside exciting international names, opening with DesignTalks, a day of lectures by internationally acclaimed designers and the foremost local design thinkers. DesignMarch is organized by Iceland Design Centre, the promotion agency of Icelandic design and architecture.