On Museum Night, Friday 3 February, a new permanent exhibition opens in the Design Museum of Iceland.
At the exhibition The Design Museum as a Home you can find around 200 examples of Icelandic design, while the collection of the Design Museum of Iceland totals around 5,000 items from the year 1900 to the present day.
The exhibition is set up as a basic picture of a home, but like in people's homes, you can see things from different periods side by side. Furniture, tableware, clothing, books and textiles from different eras come together and shed light on a fraction of what Icelandic designers and craftsmen have created.

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FÍT in collaboration with Hönnunarsafn Íslands introduce The Best Book Design from all over the World.
The Stiftung Buchkunst - a German book design association - has awarded the prize every year since 1963. This time books from 30 countries were submitted. Fourteen books received prizes and they can all be viewed at the exhibition.
This year, the great publication On the Necessity of Gardening. An ABC of Art, Botany and Cultivation« from The Netherlands won the highest prize, the GOLDENE LETTER. The book was designed by Bart de Baets.

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Ada Stańczak is a ceramic designer and material researcher based in Reykjavík. She received her education in cultural studies at the University of Warsaw and in ceramics at The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts. Moving to Iceland sparked her interest in exploring the notion of belonging to a particular land by working with materials like clay, soil, lava and stone – elements taken from her new domain.
During her residency at the Museum of Design and Applied Art she will explore the design potential of geological material as a source of pigment in ceramics. Visitors of the museum will be invited to follow the processes of material research, product development and small-scale manufacturing of ceramic products from start to finish.
Visitors can also purchase work from the designer.
Additionally, various ceramic workshops will be held within the residency.

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The maser milliners Anna Gulla and Harper will run a workshop for those who would like to make a special hat for New Year’s Eve. We will be working mainly with paper. The workshop and material are free of charge.

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The staff of the Museum of Design send greetings and thanks to friends of the museum.

This year has been varied and fun as usual :)

Opnunartímar um jól og áramót:




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*The picture is taken at the Icelandic museum awards 2022, where the Museum of Design was one of five museums nominated.

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This is no ordinary harvest time. Anna Gulla and Harper have been making hats in the museum for the past three months and now it is time to celebrate the results.

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Families and friends can enjoy creating stars at the museum. The workshop is inspired by the work of Einar Þorsteinn Ásgeirsson designer and mathematician.

Free entrance.

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Katla and Jóhanna are recently gratuated from the graphic design from the University of Arts. The worskhop is based on their graduation projects.
Katla uses clay, food and other everyday items that transform into letters.
Jóhanna made new patterns with the help of Sjónabókin and an algorythm. Guests can make those patterns with beads.
Everyone is welcome to this fun workshop.

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Two-day course in blocking & draping a felt hat with Anna Gulla & Harper

On Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 October
From 10.30 - 16.30 lunch 12.30-13.30

Price ISK 35.000.

Tickets available at

Location: Iceland Design Museum, Garðatorgi 1

Some experience with sewing is recommended.

We form the felt with steam, which can be difficult for sensitive fingers.

Objective: At the end of the course, the participants will have made their own felt hat and have a basic knowledge in shaping and finishing in felt material.

Day one:
Introduction of different types of felts, hats, hatblocks, measurements and techniques. Planning the hat. Blocking the felt on wooden blocks using steam.

Day two:
We will go over different finishes and decorations and finish our projects

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Welcome to the opening of an exhibition that features graphic design by Dieter Roth. The work is installed on Pallurinn, a new small exhibitions space at the Design Museum.
The exhibition is focused on a selection of Roth’s output as a commissioned graphic designer, items less celebrated and more difficult to come by, due to their ephemeral nature. The work brings some insight into the development of graphic design. Dieter Roth (1930-1998) was a pioneer who shaped graphic design in Iceland and beyond.

 Curators: Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson, Birna Geirfinnsdóttir og Fraser Muggeridge.

Photograph: Dieter Roth.

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