11/02/11 - 29/05/11

About the Exhibition

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.

Gunnar Magnússon is one of Iceland's most prolific furniture designers and also created numerous interiors for companies, banks and private persons. The table for the famous World Chess Championship between Spassky and Fischer, held in Reykjavik in 1972, was designed by him. This is the first comprehensive show of Magnússon's furniture and the first exhibition the museum devotes to one of Iceland's design pioneers. Curator is art historian Ásdís Ólafsdóttir. A book on the subject is under preparation.