Events

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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Sunday 1 May at 13 there is a claim card workshop in the Design Museum of Iceland.

The demands and wishes, hopes and desires of kids today and kids of the settlement age will be discussed and everyone can have their say. Claim cards will then be designed and prepared and the joy of creativity will prevail.
Dagrún Ósk Jónsdóttir, an ethnographer, and Ásgerður Heimisdóttir, a craftswoman and designer, lead the workshop, which is intended for the whole family. The workshop is free and part of the project Við langeldinn / Við eldhúsborðið, which is funded by the Icelandic Children's Cultural Fund and is intended to make children think about what is similar and different with the lives of children during the settlement age and today.

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Sunday 10. apríl 13:00 - 13:45

We will dive into the history of Icelandic bathing culture. Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, director of the Design Museum, will give a guided tour of the exhibition BATHING CULTURE. The tour will be in Icelandic.


Admission to the museum applies.


 

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The opening hours this Easter are as follows:

14.04. Maundy Thursday, open from 12 - 17.

15.04. Good Friday, closed.

16.04. Saturday, open from 12 - 17.

17.04. Easter Sunday, closed.

18.04. Easter Day, closed.

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Om Tuesday, 29. march, Unnur Valdís Kristjánsdóttir and Omer Shenar will give a talk at the Museum of Design.

Unnur is the designer of Flothetta, an aquatic bodyworker and a yoga teacher. Omar lives and works in Israel as a rehabilitative hydrotherapist. They will talk about the history of water therapy and why water is so well suited for rehabilitation and nourishing for body and soul. They will talk about how their passon for water led to collaboration in creating a professional, Float Therapy.


The talk will be in English and Icelandic.
Admission to the museum applies.

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Hólmfríður Ósmann Jónsdóttir and Hrefna Björg Þorsteinsdóttir, the founders of the architectural office Arkibúllan and good friends of the architect Högna Sigurðardóttir (1929 - 2017) will talk about the archiving of Högna´s work which has taken place at the museum over the past few months.
- in Icelandic

 

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