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MORRA
The fashion designer Signý Þórhalldóttir comes up with a work space in the Icelandic Design Museum's collection store and will continue to develop her product line MORRA. The moving in party will be held on 17 June. Check. 14. June 17, the festival celebration of Gardabaer will be held in Gardatorg and therefore life and animation in the square. The Design Museum is free of charge and therefore ideal to check out.

Today, MORRA consists of silk scarves and frescoes on paper, where the Icelandic flora plays a leading role, and now new products will be added this summer.

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Registration of a ceramic library
OPENING on Saturday 25 May at. 15:00.

Anna Eyjólfsdóttir visual artist began collecting ceramics by Icelandic artists in 1979. In 2017, the museum consisted of almost 2000 artifacts, which span the period from 1932 to the present. This is the country's largest single ceramic museum. The Icelandic Design Museum acquired it with support from the Blue Lagoon.

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Paolo Gianfrancesco will give a guided tour of his exhibition Urban Shape on Saturday the 18th. of May at 13.00.
Although maps do not provide the true picture of a city, they do give an indication of its character. Exhibiting maps of all the European capitals and the largest cities in the United Sates, side by side, offers a perspective that cannot be found on Google Maps, in books, or even through travel.
Cities are perhaps humankind's greatest creation.
The guided tour will be in English.
Free admission on the International Museum day 18th of May

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Serbia's invitation inspired by Belgrade in connection with the exhibition Urbanscape in the Icelandic Museum of Design by Paolo Gianfrancesco will be on Friday May 10, 2019, at. 20:00 - 22:00.

Jelena Ciric leads guests on the history of Belgrade and Serbia with singing and musical performances along with Margrét Árnadóttir on accordion, from the days of the Ottoman Empire to the present day. Guests are also invited to fly around the show under the guidance of Paolo Gianfrancesco, a Serbian small-cap grower.

Guest of Honor: Jelena Ciric, musician and songwriter born in Serbia, grew up in Canada and lived in several parts of the world before settling in Iceland in 2016.

Companion: Margrét Arnardóttir on accordion.

Catering: Andrea Stojanovic, Chef and Vice Chairman of Serbian Cultural Center in Iceland.

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ATTENZIONE!
Italian dinner inspired by Rome in connection to the exhibition Urban Shape at the Iceland Museum of Design and Applied Art.
April 26th, 2019 at 19:00 - 22:00
Special guest: Paolo Gianfrancesco, architect and author of Urban Shape.
Chef: Carlos Horacio Gimenez, Head chef of the restaurant Apotek.
Host: Hlin Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, co-curator of the exhibition.
Ticket price: 8.900 isk.
Only 24 seats available
Tickets can be purchased on midi.is

ROME IN REYKJAVÍK
The Icelandic-Italian Himbrimi Gin goes aperitivo.
Paolo’s story behind the Urban Shape maps with a special focus on Rome.
Carlos’s Italian take on Icelandic ingredients:

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The museum will be open these days around easter:

18th of April open from 12 - 17
19th of April, closed.
20th of April open frá kl. 12 - 17
Easterday, 21th of April, closed.
22th of April, closed.

Happy easter!

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Paolo Gianfrancesco will give a guided tour of his exhibition Urban Shape on Sunday the 14th. of April at 13.00. Although maps do not provide the true picture of a city, they do give an indication of its character. Exhibiting maps of all the European capitals and the largest cities in the United Sates, side by side, offers a perspective that cannot be found on Google Maps, in books, or even through travel. Cities are perhaps humankind's greatest creation.
The guided tour will be in English. Admission to the museum applies.

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The Art of Travelling is a tale narrated by Massimo Santanicchia. it is a hymn to this planet to its cities, and to its many beauties.
"Walking is my way to explore the world around me, to reflect, to contemplate, to become part of the landscape, the society, and gather my thoughts. I may be biased here but I really think that walking is the key to understand and enjoy the beauty and the same time face the problems that surround us today.

The talk will be in English

Entrance fee to the museum applies.

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Cities are perhaps humankind's greatest creation. They evolve out of the constant interplay of people and their environment. They consist of both visible elements, such as buildings and the urban landscape, and those that cannot be seen, such as history, human interactions and the flow of information.

URBAN SHAPE - PAOLO GIANFRANCESCO
Although maps do not provide the true picture of a city, they do give an indication of its character. Exhibiting maps of European capitals and the largest cities in the United Sates, side by side, offers a perspective that cannot be found on Google Maps, in books, or even through travel.

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Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon takes care of the guide and chat at the exhibition The museum on the wrong side with Einar Thorsteinn in the Icelandic Design Museum on Saturday 2 March at. 13. Goddur interviewed Einar while he was alive and few who knew his life and work better.

The exhibition is a registration project that has been in the Design Museum in recent months and is soon to be completed.

Einar Thorsteinn was a pioneer in geometric research and a specialist in multi-function studies. He was ahead of his time in terms of ideas for sustainability, according to the bubble houses he designed and built in the 1980s. One is best described as a true restorer. He worked for a long time with the artist Ólafur Elíasson, among other things in the design of the glass cover of the Harpa Concert Hall.

Admission to the museum is valid.

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