Furniture design

Heimar - Kosmos

Dögg is an important representative of a growing group of Icelandic product designers who work with international manufacturers. Her varied designs reflect experiments with new materials from Icelandic sources. Armed with a powerful creative urge and a determination to find innovative uses for her materials, she often brings forth unexpected results. Dögg’s designs have a strong link to Icelandic heritage. She seeks inspiration in Iceland’s diverse landscapes and traditional craftsmanship, which she fuses together in new and exciting ways.

2014-03-26T00:00:00 to 2014-06-08T00:00:00
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Gunnar Magnússon

This exhibition is devoted to the Icelandic designer Gunnar Magnússon and his domestic furniture. He was born in 1933 in Olafsfjördur in the North of Iceland and studied furniture design in Copenhagen in the early 1960s.

2011-02-11T00:00:00 to 2011-05-29T00:00:00
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Chance Encounters

Towards modernity in Icelandic design The Museum of Design and Applied Art’s summer exhibition focuses on a few aspects of the arrival of modernism in Icelandic domestic interiors from about 1930 and into the 1980s. The majority of the objects exhibited here are from the museum’s own collection, along with some from other Icelandic museums and private owners.

2013-06-07T00:00:00 to 2013-10-13T00:00:00
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Our Objects

Since its foundation in 1998, the Museum of Design and Applied Art has collected numerous artifacts of high quality that shed light on Icelandic design. The collection now reflects the diversity of the various sectors within the field of design. Icelandic furniture, particularly chairs, comprise the largest part of the collection.

Today, the museum houses around 1,200 objects; among these artifacts are important works by foreign designers, mostly from Scandinavia, given our shared cultural background.

Harpa Þórsdóttir, Director

2011-06-09T00:00:00 to 2012-03-04T00:00:00
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