DesignMarch is Iceland’s premier design festival I attended earlier this month, some amazing days with a great combination of openings, exhibitions, workshops, design talks, and escapes in nature. From fashion to design, architecture to installations in town and at the seaside. It showcases the local design scene and interesting speakers from all over the world. DesignMatch is a speed dating event that pairs local designers and international design producers, retailers, galleries and other design actors.
I visited the festival together with a group of international journalists, bloggers, speakers and designers. DesignMarch is organized by Iceland Design Centre, the promotion agency of Icelandic design and architecture. DesignMarch is all about having fun and to see as much as possible from the guide with over 100 pages filled with design. I picked a few in the city and visited the different exhibitions next to special for us organized events and party’s.
This week it’s all about Iceland and Designmarch on the blog and I hope you will enjoy the work and designers I choose to cover in different posts.
Spark Design Space
During the many opening party’s in town, we gathered first at Spark Design to meet each other and to have a look at the latest work of 1+1+1, an experimental collaboration between designers from three Nordic countries, Hugdetta from Iceland, Petra Lilja from Sweden and Aalto+Aalto from Finland. At Spark Design Space, the group introduced their fourth product line, a serie of candle holders, as well as their previous collection of mirrors from Stockholm Design Week 2016 and cabinets from the Helsinki Design Week 2015.
The project examines and reimagines objects by having each studio design an object consisting of three distinct parts and then mixing the parts up into unpredictable combinations – a total of 27 possible.
pictures vosgesparis | 1+1+1 | Sebastian Ziegler
HROSS | Icelandic horses photography book
DesignMarch 2016 festival | Spark design space
Icelandic design | Reykjavik School of Visual Arts X Aurum
Icelandic design | Design by the sea at Museumspace Seltjarnarnes
NORR11 Reykjavik interiors store & new collection
Icelandic design | Black clay & molten lava candleholders