Kristín Þorkelsdóttir

Museum of Design & Applied Art Garðatorg 1, Garðabær

Few designers in Iceland have created as many works that are present in Icelanders’ daily life as Kristín Þorkelsdóttir. They 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. Kristín is the designer behind the packaging of many …

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The Best Book Design from all over the World 2021 and 2020

Museum of Design & Applied Art Garðatorg 1, Garðabær

The Association of Graphic Designers in Iceland in collaboration with Hönnunarsafn Íslands introduce The 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 …

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Bathing Culture

Museum of Design & Applied Art Garðatorg 1, Garðabær

The outdoor, geothermal pool is the most interesting public sphere in Iceland. A place where strangers cross paths and acquaintances meet; it serves a purpose similar to the plaza in warmer climes, the pub in England or the café in France. It is a source of wellbeing and part of everyday life. The exhibition traces …

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