Collection by James Nestor

DesignMarch Iceland 2012


For the fourth year in a row, product designers, architects, artists, and fashionistas opened their studio doors across Reykjavik, Iceland, for DesignMarch, a four-day roaming festival of art, design, crafts, whale foreskin cowboy boots, and late night parties soaked in birch-flavored schnapps. This year's event, held from March 22–25, attracted an estimated 35,000 people (about a tenth of the country's total population) and offered a frost-covered window into the burgeoning, wildly energetic—and sometimes wildly weird—design scene of the most northern capital on Earth.

In what was the certainly the most surreal—and coldest—fashion show on earth, Iceland's 66 North showed off their...
The Museum of Applied Art and Design challenged six up-and-coming fashion designers to rethink wool, Iceland's...
Reykjavik's premier design store, Epal, celebrated over 30 years in business by giving up its top floor to 20 local...
You've probably seen Sigga Heimis' designs at Ikea; in fact, chances are you have a few in your home.
If I were to choose, I'd give upstart designer, Hafsteinn Juliusson the award for one of the DesignMarch 2012 best...
What La-Z-Boys are to midwestern suburbs, Fuzzy's—long-haired foot stools—are to Reykjavik.
Local designers debuted a number of new products at the DesignMarch opening at the Reykjavik Art Museum on March 22....
Sometimes the best design in Reykjavik is outside the studio doors.
No, that's not carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, but a pig-intestine-and-blood "Haggis Torte" created by some...
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