Events

Kristín Þorrkelsdóttir will be at the museum between 13 -15 on the last day of the exhibiton.

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Christmas gifts and Christmas paper, information and workshop - Saturday 5 December at 13-15 in the Design Museum of Iceland

Let's learn about Christmas and make our own Christmas paper! Information and design workshop with the ethnographer Dagrún Jónsdóttir and the craftswoman and designer Ásgerður Heimisdóttir who teaches guests how to make Christmas paper.

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Kristín Þorkelsdóttir gives a lecture on the design of the Icelandic banknotes, which she worked on together with the designer Stephen Fairbairn.
She will talk about the research and the creative process. With Kristín you can also count on amusing stories.
Admission to the event is free but the lecture is in Icelandic.

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The association of Icelandic graphic designers in collaboration with The Museum of Design and Applied Art will open the exhibition Best Book Design from all over the World 2021 and 2020.


The Stiftung Buchkunst - a German book design association - has awarded prizes every year for book design around the world since 1963. This year, 500 books from 30 countries were submitted and 14 of them received prizes. These 14 books will be shown at the exhibition.

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Sunday, November 7 at 13 will be a shoebox workshop for the whole family.

Let's create a home in a shoebox that is based on people's ideas over the years about what is cozy. What were the ideas of the kids in the settlement age about what was cozy when we sat by the long fire and how do we have a nice time together today?

The ethnographer Dagrún Jónsdóttir and the designer Ásgerður Heimisdóttir will lead the workshop, which is intended for the whole family, but it would be good if people bring a shoebox with them. Learning about life during the settlement age and fun design of a home in a shoebox is the perfect recipe for a cozy Sunday.

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Please join us to celebrate the publication of a book on Kristín Þorkelsdóttir´s design career Sunday the 31th of October at 13. The book is published by Angústúra. An exhibition of Kristín´s work is currently on display in the Museum of Design and Applied Art.
Few designers in Iceland have created as many works that are present in Icelanders’ daily life as Kristín Þorkelsdóttir. Her work can be seen in the most mundane of places—in refrigerators, inside bags or at the dinner table—or in locations as inaccessible as the Central Bank’s vaults.
Curators, authors and designers of the book, Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Birna Geirfinnsdóttir and Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson, will give a lecture (in Icelandic) on the content of the book. The lecture which start at 13.00 followed by a publication party at 14:00.

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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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