Ceramics

Blue Lagoon recently donated an Icelandic ceramic collection to the Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art. Comprised of a diverse array of ceramic art, the collection represents the work of Icelandic artists, as well as international artists who worked in Iceland.

Consisting of 1500 pieces dating from the dawn of Icelandic ceramic art in the 1930s up to the present day, the collection had been privately owned. With pieces by Gudmundur frá Middal and Listvinahúsid, Ragnar Kjartansson, Funa, Hauk Dór, Steinunn Marteinsdóttir, Kogga, Kristín Ísleifsdóttir, and Dieter Roth, it is safe to say that the rich history of Icelandic ceramics can be told through this collection.

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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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