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Since the band Moses Hightower is playing tonight at 21.00 in Garðatorg, the Design Musem will stay open until they start their gig next door.

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Auður Ösp Guðmundsdóttir and Halla Kristín Hannesdóttir are product designers that are obsessed with doll houses. They will run a workshop for kids where they make mineatures for doll houses. Grownups are welcome and should acompany children under the age of 10. The workshop will take place 13-15 on Friday the 20th of October.

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Showroom and workshop in the entrance hall of the Icelandic Design Museum, 20. June – 20. September 2017
Sonja Bent and Elin Hrund have set up a workshop / showroom in the entrance hall of the Design Museum. Their aim is to build a new fragrance library from the Icelandic flora. They make essential oils by distilling and extracting fragrance from Icelandic wildflowers, plants, bark, and tree trimmings.  Handmade incense, candles, wallpaper and parfume still lifes are part of their creation.
Sonja Bent is a fashion designer. Three years ago her father became seriously ill and she devoted her time to look after him. As a result they spent a lot of time together distilling which was a passion of the late Þórir Bent. By sharing his knowledge with Sonja he gave her a key deep into the magical world of Icelandic nature. 
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Sonja Bent og Elín Hrund are setting up their workspace in our entrance hall. 

"Our aim is to build a new fragrance library for the Nordic nature. We believe the soul of a fragrance comes from the intention with which it is created and the attention with which it is prepared. May they fill your senses with delight and your mind with tranquility." www.nordicangan.com

 

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On Monday the 29th. of May at 17.00 we invite you to join our so called Circle of Friends. We will make a toast to friendship, the summer and the next steps of the museum. The purpose of our Circle of Friends is to strengthen the museum and its collection and make it more visible.

Our Circle of Friends will benefit from:

Invitaton to all the openings at The Design Museum as well as the museums Gljúfrasteinn  and Listasafn Akureyrar.

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On Sunday the 21st of May we will open the doors of our storage and working space in the museum  for a guided tour at 14.00 and 15.30. The number of guests in each group is limited to ten people on first come first served basis.
 
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Blue Lagoon recently donated an Icelandic ceramic collection to the Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art. Comprised of a diverse array of ceramic art, the collection represents the work of Icelandic artists, as well as international artists who worked in Iceland.

Consisting of 1500 pieces dating from the dawn of Icelandic ceramic art in the 1930s up to the present day, the collection had been privately owned. With pieces by Gudmundur frá Middal and Listvinahúsid, Ragnar Kjartansson, Funa, Hauk Dór, Steinunn Marteinsdóttir, Kogga, Kristín Ísleifsdóttir, and Dieter Roth, it is safe to say that the rich history of Icelandic ceramics can be told through this collection.

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Recently the Museum was donated this coffee set from 1960 which is an elegant example of the collaboration of artists Dieter Roth and Ragnar Kjartansson from a time when Glit was a small workshop in Óðinsgata in downtown Reykjavík. Old Glit, like it is often referred to, lured in young artists that worked on throwing and decorating ceramics under Ragnar’s sturdy direction, Ragnar Kjartansson being the company’s artistic director at the time. Dieter Roth didn’t work at Glit for long, but the pieces he made are much in demand today and no wonder since these are great works of art as evident in this coffee set from the Museum’s collection. The coffee set includes 7 cups and saucers as well as other accessories.

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The museum opening hours over Easter:

OPEN 12-5pm: Maundy Thursday and Saturday 22th of March

CLOSED: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday

Welcome and happy Easter!

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