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Sigurbjörn Helgason has set up his workspace in the museum shop where he will be making birds, large and small.
The adventurous birds are made from a variety of found materials such as reindeer antlers, pine from the garden and driftwood pieces. Each bird has its own unique character shaped by the material.

Sigurbjörn graduated as an art teacher and has worked as such in Reykjavík's primary schools until he retired last year.

Welcome to a special opening day on the 17th of September anytime between 12-17.

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• 12:00-17:00 The group Flokk till you drop has been in residence at the Design Museum for the past 3 months.

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of consumption and the amount of clothing that is being donated to The Red Cross. What happens to these items? What kind of information is imbedded in one tonne of clothing? How can design add value to this material? These and questions are among many that the group has been looking into.

On the last day of their stay the group will offer selected pieces of clothing for sale as well as new items they have created from broken textiles. Profit from the sales goes to The Red Cross.

The project is a collaboration between the Red Cross, The Icelandic Arts Academy, University of Iceland and The Icelandic Textile centre. The project is sponsored by The Student Innovation Fund.

 

 

 

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• 16:00-18:00 Making of a dome house witht fine Jóhönna Ásgeirsdóttir.
• 18:00-19:00 Swing jazz with Ásgeir Ásgeirsson and friends.

Special offers at Flatey Pizza, Mathúsi Garðabæjar og Ísbúð Huppu. Gastro Truck og Kitchen Truck götubitavagnar mæta á torgið.
Hönnunarsafni Íslands og Bókasafni Garðabæjar will be open until 19.00. Please keep good distance and make sure to clean your hands.

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Print workshop with Rúna Þorkelsdóttir from 13-14.30

We will be working with acrylic colours so please wear protective clothing.

Free of charge.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by grownups.

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Print workshop with Rúna Þorkelsdóttir from 13-14.30

We will be working with acrylic colours so please wear protective clothing.

Free of charge.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by grownups.

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Please note that the talk is in Icelandic.

 

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Þórunn Árnadóttir, product designer, set up a workspace in the Museum during the winter 2018-2019. The aim was to seek inspiration from the work of the late architect and mathematician Einar Þorsteinn. The results, scented candles called Elements are inspired by platonic solids and mysticism. The candles will be interdouced the 23rd of June. Due to the 2m rule there will not be a specific opening but the museum is open from 12-17. The products can be viewed in the museum store from 23-28 of june.

The symmetrical elegance of the Platonic Solids results from each geometric shape having equal lengths and angles on all sides. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato aligned these unique forms with the elemental building blocks that make up our material world—Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

Each ELEMENTS candle is imbeded with scent and color to reflect its poetry and power.

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Guided tour with Kolbrún Kjarval, daughter of the late Sveinn Kjarval, will take place on Sunday the 21st of june at 13.00. The tour will be in Icelandic and limited amount of guests are allowed. Tickets must be bought in advance from tix.is

 

 

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Rúna Þorkelsdóttir is an artist, bookmaker and founder of the Boekie Woekie bookshop in Amsterdam, who unexpectedly became a patternmaker for Comme des Garçons, one of the world’s most respected fashion houses.

The opening will take place from 12-17 since the space in the staircase, where the exhibition is set up, is limited. At 14, we are expecting a brass band and we will be planting some delicious flowers in the flowerbeds outside and Rúna will say a few words.

 

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The aim of the project is to raise awareness of consumption and the amount of clothing that is being donated to The Red Cross. What happens to these items? What kind of information are imbedded in one ton of clothing? How can design add value to this material? These and questions are among many that the group will look into during the next few weeks during their residency in the museum.


The project is a collaboration between the Red Cross, The Icelandic Arts Academy, University of Iceland and The Icelandic Textile centre. The project is sponsored by The Student Innovation Fund.

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