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Iceland Design Awards 2019 I Nominees

Five companies/brands are nominated for the Iceland Design Awards 2019.
The jury has selected five nominees this year and the jurymembers are Guðrún Lilja Gunnlaugsdóttir, chairman of the jury, Hörður Lárusson, Sigrún Birgisdóttir, Sigrún Halla Unnarsdóttir, Edda Björk Ragnarsdóttir and Daniel Golling.
These diverse projects are all driven by design in different shape and form.
Iceland Design Awards will take place on the 14th of November. More info to come. Also there will a special recognition for Best investment in design.
Here are the nominees for Iceland Design Awards 2019:

Wave - Genki Instruments

Wave, by Genki Instruments, is designed for musicians to enhance their experience and interpretation. It is a tool for creativity, an exciting and futuristic project pointing to where wearable technology is heading and should feel natural. The quality of the product is testament to the rigorous research and development that placed users at its core at every stage. Genki Instruments is a design-driven hardware technology company, an inspirational start-up were design, engineering and music combine, encapsulating vision, passion and endurance, and has received recognition from across the world.

Lauf – True grit

True Grit is an innovative bike design based around the company's original and cutting-edge design of a front-wheel fork. With the True Grit bike, Lauf Cycling has made full use of that fork by taking a logical next step in building on the original innovation and translating it into a complete product. Lauf Cycling has been successful at branding and building a legacy around their product. The whole feel is one of strength, yet the product is fun, exciting and of great quality as has been proved in various competitions around the world and written about in trade magazines.

HEIMA - Búi Bjarmar & UNICEF

An interesting and creative design project where UNICEF and designer Búi Bjarmar explore the reception of refugee children in Iceland. The project addresses the sensitive and difficult task of receiving unaccompanied refugee children with the aim of simplifying the process and improving the experience of those involved. HEIMA is a human-centered design process that involves collaboration with the relevant parties through workshops and discussion. It is a good example of how design can be applied across a range of fields in society.

Akureyri Art Museum - Kurt og Pí

The renovation of the historical co-op buildings in Akureyri provides a new urban and cultural landmark, giving a renewed prominence to the „gil“ or iconic ravine in the town. This new addition reactives the older buildings, bringing together spaces at multiple levels with a circulation flow that allows for new visual connections to be made across the natural and urban landscape. The many exhibition spaces are diverse and the execution and detailing of the architecture is that of quality and refinement.

Rebranding the National Museum of Iceland  - Jónsson & Le’macks

The design of the new identity for the National Museum of Iceland is a simple, yet elegant rebrand for an institution that concerns the whole population. The new identity reawakens the guests‘ interest of a modern and exciting museum and reminds us of the treasures it holds. The design is inspired by, and uses elements from, the history of the nation. The design of the visual identity is typographically driven and uses four historical typefaces, dating back to the 9th century, and colors relating to the country’s strong craft heritage. This, along with a mixture of photographs of some of the finest pieces from the museum’s collection, creates an interesting world that invites everyone to take a closer look.

The Icelandic Design Award is established by the Iceland Design Centre in collaboration with the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Museum of Design and Applied Art. Sponsored by Landsvirkjun and Federation of Industries.