Lothar Grund (1923-1995) was a German set designer who lived in Iceland from 1950 until 1963. In his time in Iceland he worked on theatre sets, advertisement drawings and interior designs, including the furnishings of Hotel Saga for which he designed the rooms and halls between the years of 1961 and 1963.

In 2022 Lothar’s family donated part of his work to the Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art, including original design sketches and advertisement drawings from his period designing for Hotel Saga and various other companies.

For the remainder of 2023 the museum will continue to work on recording and filing the documents for long term storage in the museum’s open workspace. Guests will be able to witness important steps of the archiving process while getting an insight into the workings of a brilliantly capable designer.

Those who have further information about Lothar Grund and his work are encouraged to share anything that might help us gain a better perspective on Lothar as a designer and person.

Bóel Hörn Ingadóttir will be responsible for the archiving.