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DesignMarch Iceland 2013

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More than 40,000 design aficionados descended on Reykjavik during the fifth annual DesignMarch festival. A record-breaking crowd, about 20% of Reykjavik’s population, browsed the latest in housewares, furniture, and fashion. Local and foreign designers showcased creations in shops throughout downtown Reykjavik, in museums, as well as in the two-year old concert hall, Harpa. From March 14-17, established designers such as Vik Prjonsdottir, a debut of upcycling designer Krukka, and textile designer Mary treated festival participants to new products.

Vik Prjonsdottir gained international attention for their wearable Sealblankets for children and adults. The…
Something fishy was on display in Reykjavik’s only product design gallery, Spark Design Space. Roshildur Jonsdottir’s…
Ragnheidur Tryggvadottir’s Christmas Ptarmigan ornaments celebrate Icelandic tradition. Ptarmigans were the traditional…
Krukka’s motto is to keep it mobile, versatile, interactive and playful. Krukka designers aim to create from objects…
The Virtue Pillow by Mary features positive messages in Icelandic. Sayings include: patience, honesty, faith,…
Foreign designers were also featured prominently at DesignMarch. Finnish ceramics brand Maari showcased vases made from…
Reynir Syrusson’s furniture designs are classically Scandinavian—clean lines, muted colors, and minimalist to a tee.…
Krukka’s bedroom furniture designs were the highlight at Harpa’s main hall. Touting a “no nonsense” approach, Krukka’s…
Concrete furniture is a staple in Icelandic design. Architect Hildur Steinthorsdottir and product designer Runar Thor’s…
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