Events

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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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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