OPENING – Let´s make a toast for Einar Þorsteinn Ásgeirsson
Saturday the 2nd of June at 15:00

“My models are for experimenting – and by experimenting, I mean understanding.” [1]

In 2014, the Icelandic architect and mathematician Einar Þorsteinn Ásgeirsson (1942-2015) donated most of the contents of his workshop to the Museum of Design and Applied Art in Iceland. The gift included diaries, photographs, drawings, calculations, sketchbooks, models, furniture, and other items relating to his life and work.
Einar Þorsteinn was a pioneer in geometric research and the use of 3D models, through which he was able to study and explain concepts such as five-fold symmetry. He was also ahead of his time in the study of sustainability, as shown in the dome houses he designed in the 1980s, each of which featured its own indoor garden.
Instead of filing Einar Þorsteinn's work and belongings in the backrooms of the museum, as is normal practice, here the process is taking place in the museum's exhibition space.