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