Events

Sunday 17 October at At 13:00 there will be a guided tour of the exhibition, "Kristín Þorkelsdóttir", in the Design Museum of Iceland. The curator Birna Geirfinnsdóttir is in charge of the guide.

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Sunna will run a workshop in embroidery starting Thursday the 14th. of October from 17 - 19. The workshop will take place in the museum three Thursdays in a row. The fee is 12.500 ISK. Only 12 spaces available.  No previous knowledge of embroidery is necessary. The workshop can be booked here:
https://tix.is/is/event/12153/

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Sunna Örlygsdóttir was born in Reykjavik, IS. Before receiving a BA in fashion design from the Iceland Academy of the Arts, she spent a year training in traditional needlecrafts at Skals Håndarbejdsskole in Skals, DK. She graduated from the ArtEZ Fashion Masters in Arnhem, NL, in 2016.
Sunna has a long-standing fascination for garments and their making and a penchant for (but not limited to) the following: all things odd and off-kilter, luxury and the richest of materials, time-consuming techniques, unconventional and resourcefully self-made fashions and objects.
Sunna will run a workshop in free needlework starting Tuesday the 14th. of October from 17 - 19. The workshop will take place in the museum three Tuesdays in a row. The fee is 12.500 ISK. The workshop can be booked through www.tix.is from 4th of October.

 

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Sunday, October 3 at 13, families are invited to take part in a design workshop at the Icelandic Design Museum. The product designers Auður Ösp Guðmundsdóttir and Embla Vigfúsdóttir lead the workshop, but the subject is food packaging. Kristín Þorkelsdóttir's design of food packaging will be examined and subsequently compared how food was stored and served during the settlement era and how we do it today and possibly in the future. In the workshop, participants go on flights and fun design experiments will be made. The workshop is free, but the Icelandic Children's Cultural Fund supports the project with the title Við langeldinn / Við eldhúsborðið.

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Kristín Þorkelsdóttir, the star of our current exhibition, will be at the museum on Sunday from 13-15.
Behind each of Kristín’s nationally known works are a myriad of sketches, experiments and reflections, which have not been shown publicly until now. This exhibition therefore presents both familiar and previously unseen works, which together gradually turned a young artist into one of the pioneers of Icelandic graphic design.

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Magna Rún will lead a workshop in flower pounding. Magna Rún is a fashion and textile designer who has specialized in natural dyes. This is also the last day of Sigmundur Páll Freysteinsson´s exhibition, Natural dyes: a modern perspective.
Tickets to the museum apply and material for the workshop is included.
Admission to the museum is free of charge for under 18 years old.

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Money workshop for the whole family with Rán Flygenring, an illustrator, and Stefán Pálsson, a historian. Speculation about the settlers' currency and contemporary banknotes is the subject of the workshop, which is part of the project Við langeldinn / Við eldhúsborðið, which is funded by the Children's Cultural Fund. Finally, speculations and a chat at the exhibition Kristín Þorkelsdóttir, the banknotes of the future will be drawn in Smiðjan, the educational space of the Design Museum. The workshop is free.

About By the long fire / At the kitchen table:

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Publishing party
We will be celebrating a new bookwork by Sigmundur P. Freysteinsson who is currently working in the open research space in the museum. The bookwork contains photos and information of around 440 samples series of natural colors from Icelandic environment.


To start with only ten copies will be produced and will be available on the event for 25.000 ISK.


Sólrún Arnardóttir, who is studying textile design at Central Saint Martins in London has assisted Sigmundur with the bookwork.


The aim of the project is to explore possibilities of Icelandic natural dyeing as an environmentally friendly alternative to dye textiles for modern design.
The project is based on Icelandic traditions in natural dyeing and looks towards the future for how we develop better knowledge of what Iceland can give in this respect.

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Sveinbjörn Gunnarsson has worked as a graphic designer for the past 40 years. He has always been fascinated with miniatures and modelmaking and here he will get the chance to focus on this passion. His models are exceptionally well made with clever solutions. He collects the building materials from his close environment and transforms them in the most creative way. Sveinbjörn puts a lot of thought and effort into the packaging for his models and this is an important part of the work and completes the object.

 

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Guided tour by the curators of the exhibition. The tour will be in Icelandic

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