Showing posts with label #designmarch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #designmarch. Show all posts
March 24, 2016

Icelandic design | Black clay & molten lava candleholders

Iceland is a kind of magic country, in my opinion, I like how designers get inspired not only by nature, but also use material found in nature for their creations. Baugar (Halos) is a series of sculptures by Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir. Consisting of three different sized rings made from coarse black clay and molten lava Baugar is a sculpture with a raw volcanic texture. The rings are carved out to hold candles which can be arranged within the rings by each liking.

More pictures about the designers at Epal at my DesignMarch Pinterest board.

Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir is a ceramist and designer. She was born in the Westman Islands and grew up in close quarters with the sea, the harbour, fishing boats, crags, black beaches and lava surroundings which has been a constant source of inspiration. During DesignMarch 2016 she presented her work at Epal 

pictures ©fashionandnail and Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir

DesignMarch 2016 festival

This week it's all about Icelandic designers and design discovered at this years DesignMarch. Check out more coverage of DesignMarch 2016//2015 via #DesignMarch or have a look at my DesignMarch Pinterest album.

March 23, 2016

NORR11 Reykjavik interiors store & new collection

At last year's designMarch I was introduced to NORR11, a Scandinavian design and lifestyle brand for furniture and home accessories. I love their brandstore in Reykjavik, and despite the snow and hail I had to bring a quick visit to the store to see the new collection and the exhibition 'Greykjavik S igga Odds' invluding the huge graffiti artwork by Siggi Odds in collaboration with reporting matters Reykjavik at the courtyard.

March 22, 2016

Icelandic design | Design by the sea at Museumspace Seltjarnarnes

One of my favourites exhibitions visited during DesignMarch was held at Museumspace Seltjarnarnes where several designers showcased their work in a raw and industrial space near the seaside... a combination of concrete and nature and where sea and snow formed a beautiful backdrop for every piece.

March 21, 2016

Icelandic design | Reykjavik School of Visual Arts X Aurum

Reykjavik has a few streets that are great for shopping and much needed coffee breaks, where shops and gallery's opened their stores for special events, collaborations and exhibitions during DesignMarch. At jewellery and lifestyle store Aurum my eye caught an installation in the storefront that I thought was really interesting. Black ink dripped slowly through ice blocks drawing patterns on fabric, part of the exhibition 'Chemical Compound', a collaboration with textiles, jewellery and print by Aurum, the Textiles department of the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts and Textílprentun Íslands 

DesignMarch 2016 festival | Spark design space | DesignMatch

DesignMarch is Iceland’s premier design festival I attended earlier this month, some amazing days with a great combination of openings, exhibitions, workshops, design talks, and escapes in nature. From fashion to design, architecture to installations in town and at the seaside. It showcases the local design scene and interesting speakers from all over the world. DesignMatch is a speed dating event that pairs local designers and international design producers, retailers, galleries and other design actors.

I visited the festival together with a group of international journalists, bloggers, speakers and designers.
DesignMarch is organized by Iceland Design Centre, the promotion agency of Icelandic design and architecture. DesignMarch is all about having fun and to see as much as possible from the guide with over 100 pages filled with design. I picked a few in the city and visited the different exhibitions next to special for us organized events and party's.  

March 17, 2016

HROSS | Icelandic horses photography book

I am back from Iceland after an amazing week and I love you to see some of my souvenirs! It is not a secret I am a huge Mad et Len fan and I still love to think back at seeing the whole collection and the installation Alexandre made of the brand in Paris during Designweek. To be honest I couldn't think of a better place then Iceland, with it's many volcanoes, to extend my collection and buy a lovely box of lava stones with an amazing fragrance.

March 9, 2016

Icelandic design | New ceramics by Postulina

Yesterday afternoon I arrived in Reykjavik where I will visit DesignMarch, the annual Icelandic fashion and design festival. The design fun already started at the airport with a small Pop-up event with different designers, and my eye immediately spotted some black candle holders. No surprise they were from Postulínawho I also met last year, which you can see here 

April 28, 2015

Icelandic jewellery & ceramic | Meeting with the president of Iceland

With this last blogpost I am closing my Iceland trip, I fell in love with this country and hope to come back for next year's DesignMarch or maybe even earlier and experience this magical country during Summer! To find out more about Iceland design and designers, you can find all blogposts under the hashtag #designmarch 

Welcome to the extraordinary | DesignMarch X Blue Lagoon

The rest of the week will be pretty much all about travelling, I have seen so many nice projects in Milan that I can't even decide what to show or not on the blog.....but first I still got some things to share with you in two blogposts today, from my trip to Iceland, where I was on invitation of DesignMarch, I met so many nice people, cool and authentic Icelandic designers, seen beautiful snowy mountains and got a sneak peek in some private homes. I am still thinking almost every day about this wonderful country and I have not even seen most of it! Somehow I felt so at home and I can't really explain why. 

April 15, 2015

NORR11 X Paper Collective

I still got a few things to show you this week from DesignMarch in Reykjavik. With different parties and exhibitions going on at the same time there was so much to choose from and I hope you enjoy these posts and my selection of different designers and shops. I thought you might like NORR11! a store we visited after a long day of really interesting design talks.
April 9, 2015

Shopping downtown Reykjavik | DesignMarch 2015

Between exhibitions and openings there was some time to discover some of Reykjaviks best fashion and concept stores downtown. I found the Eyland flagshipstore, after seeing a catalog at Suit. In case you did not read my former Iceland post |Reykjavik Fashion Festival 2015 | Cocktail dresses & white sneakers| the main inspiration for Eyland is the Tomboy and for the AW15 collection there's a little flirt with the 70s glam rock.

April 4, 2015

OrriFinn | Tools a performance

Saturday morning in Reykjavik, I plannend to visit some of the black beaches together with some other bloggers and journalists, but during the night the weather became that bad, that in the morning everyone was advised to not go outside... so we stayed in the hotel, I had a long breakfast and plannend in some blogposts. In the afternoon the wind was gone, we went for some lunch and shopping and met up with the rest of the group at the opening of 'Tools' by OrriFinn, an exhibition at their workshop.

While tools are normally used for certain goals, the ORRI FINN designers made a collection of jewellery pieces that are replica of chosen tools  some that relate to certain professions, others that are necessary in our everyday lives. I
 photographed the workshop where their pieces were on display but also beautiful captured on photo. At the same time the collection and a large skull was presented at Mýrin

pictures 1-3 via OrriFinn | 4-8 ©Vosgesapris

Find all blogposts about my Iceland trip and Icelandic design and designers under the hashtag #designmarch
April 3, 2015

Reykjavik Fashion Festival 2015 | Cocktail dresses & white sneakers

In my first blogpost about Iceland and my my visit to DesignMarch 2015 |read it here if you missed it| I talked about on how Sari and Birta organised things for us and I really loved all the effort they took in personalising the tour for all journalists from different countries. It is so much easier if people who know the country and it's design point out the best places for you. So A big thank you to them!

March 18, 2015

Play is a state of mind | DesignMarch Reykjavik Iceland

I just came back from Iceland this Sunday, with a big lack of sleep but also really happy after 4 days in Reyikjavik. I was here on invitation of the DesignMarch 2015 festival as a media guest to cover the event and Icelandic design. DesignMarch showcases the best of the Icelandic design scene with several exhibitions, pop up events, parties and the Reykjavik Fashion Festival.