Events

Hrund Atladóttir, creator of Virtual Waters, will welcome guests and invites them to dive into her virtual art work. Guests can sit down in a rotating chair by Hlynur Atlason, brother of Hrund who works as a product designer in New York, and visit a new dimention of water experience.

 

 

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Basalt Architects have revamped the long-standing geothermal bathing tradition in Iceland, focusing on creating a positive dialogue between the natural and built environment. One of the goals of the team is to maximize guest experience by putting people in close contact with nature. Extreme weather and arctic daylight conditions, a harsh landscape, scarcity of locally sourced construction materials, fragile communities and increased tourism are aspects of Iceland that are seen as opportunities rather than constraints in Basalt’s design process.
Marcos Zotes, architect and Partner at Basalt Architects, explores the relationship between the social, the natural and the built environment through the work of Basalt Architects.

The lecture will be in english.
Admission to the museum applies.

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What can be found swimming around under the surface at your pool?
A swimming pool workshop at the museum with Rán Flygenring, illustrator on Sunday the 4th of september.
Families and friends are encouraged to come together and create a swimmingpool out of a shoebox.
Admission is free for participants and all materials available at the museum.

 

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Búið er að opna fyrir ábendingar til Hönnunarverðlauna Íslands 2022 og hægt er að benda á eigin verk eða annarra til miðnættis 29. ágúst 2022. Markmið með innsendingum er að tryggja að afburða verk fari ekki fram hjá dómnefnd og því hvetjum við eigendur góðra verka til þess að tilnefna eigin verk. 


Hægt er að benda á verk í tveimur flokkum, Hönnunarverðlaun Íslands 2022 og Besta fjárfesting ársins 2022 í hönnun. Vinningshafar geta komið úr öllum greinum hönnunar. 

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Because of Reykjavik pride we want to invite young and old to a rainbow- printworkshop on 4th of august from 13:00 - 15:00.

Una María Magnúsdóttir, a student in graphic design at the Rietveld academy in Amsterdam, will lead the workshop.

Participation is free of charge and everyone is welcome - lets celebrate diversity and all the colors of the rainbow!

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Welcome to the house warming party with the modelmakers Snorri Freyr Vignisson and Lárey Huld Róbertsdóttir.
Over the last months, the Museum of Design and Applied Art has been archiving the work of the architect Högna Sigurðardóttir (1929 – 2017).
During the archiving work a number of drawings of unbuilt houses was discovered. The purpose of this project is to do research on these drawings and make models of two of them: Gnitavegur 10 (now Gnitanes) in Skerjafjörður and Fjólugata 29 in The Westman Islands.
Snorri and Lárey both graduated with a BA in architecture from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2022.

 

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A guided tour of the exhibition SUND will be on June 17 at 15: 30-16: 30.

Admission to the museum is free on the occasion of the national holiday.
Þóra Sigurbjörnsdóttir, an expert at the Icelandic Design Museum, walks with guests through the exhibition SWIMMING and tells about various interesting things related to the history of swimming pools in Iceland.
She will also talk about a new project that has started in the museum's research space and is called Tiltekt.
Welcome and happy celebration!

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Are you passionate about what goes on behind the scenes in swimming pools? Want to know how chlorine is made? How long can swimmers in the tower be on duty at any one time?
Árni Jónsson, director of Laugardalslaugar and Þóra Sigurbjörnsdóttir, specialist at the Icelandic Design Museum, will answer these and other questions on a guided tour of the exhibition SUND on Sunday 29 May at 13.
The entrance fee to the museum is valid.

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On the occasion of International Museum Day, 18 May at 16-17, Brynhildur Pálsdóttir, designer and another curator of SUND, will be guiding the exhibition.
The most important public good in Iceland lies in the hot water. The most interesting public spaces are the swimming pools. The pool culture is about quality of life and public health, sports, games, relaxation and entertainment, body culture, civilization and communication. Daily life has traditionally left its mark on the swimming pools and turned them into a fitness center, classroom, social home, playground and spa.

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On the International museums day (18th of may), the Museum of Design wants to give its guests a gift, in the form of a Bathing journey.

The gift can be "opened" on our social media and also here: https://sundferdir.com/ 

The gift contains three specially designed bathing journeys in relation to our exhibition Sund. Bathing culture, which is currently on display at the museum. The three journeys are in the Westfjords, the West coast and along the South coast of Iceland. There is a road map on the website that suggests the best way to travel between the different pools. Also there is a short text with information about each pool.

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