Pétur H. Ármannsson will give a lecture on the house of architect Högna Sigurðardóttir in Iceland on Sunday 6 March at 16. The lecture is held in connection with the registration of Högna's work, which has been running for the past three months in the museum's open research space.

Pétur mediated that Högna's family donated the drawings to the Icelandic Design Museum as a gift.

It is best to secure a ticket here on as seat availability is limited. Admission 1000 ISK.


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On Sunday 6 March at 1 pm, a workshop will be held for the whole family, led by Ásthildur Magnúsdóttir. Participants are allowed to comb and spin their own thread from raw wool. Not everyone realizes what our clothes are made of, but wool and plastic are among the things used today. It will no doubt be fun to take part in a chat with Ásthildur, who is a part-time teacher at the Reykjavík Art School, where she teaches weaving and knitting, but wool is her special hobby. However, those who just want to shred and pull and handle the wool are truly welcome in the space of the Design Museum called Smiðjan.

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Welcome to the house warming party with Studio Allsber and the opening of the exhibition BATHING CULTURE.

Since the two exhibitions opend during covid restrictions we can now celebrate properly.


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Fríhendis Flóra - embroidery course with Sunna Örlygsdóttir

There will be two evenings, Thursday 3 March and Thursday 10 March at 16.30 - 19.30 Price ISK 14,500. total for both evenings.

Tickets for the course are available on

Location: Hönnunarsafn Íslands, Garðatorgi 1

For whom: Beginners in embroidery (there is no need to have any base in embroidery)

What is "free embroidery"?

Embroidery where you do not have to count in java / tighten and without the use of a specification - this is a freer embroidery than, for example, hardwood, cloister and various white stitching.

Aim: For participants to acquire a basic embroidery that can be used to decorate various textiles and be able to sew for their own benefit and joy.

What do you need to bring?

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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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