DesignMarch Day #1: The Ultimate Roundup - The Reykjavik Grapevine

DesignMarch Day #1: The Ultimate Roundup

DesignMarch Day #1: The Ultimate Roundup

Published March 28, 2019

DesignMarch has begun! To help you out, here is the programme for today along with some information about events/exhibitions the Grapevine is particularly excited about.
For more, check out our Happening website, which serves up a complete rundown of what’s going on in Reykjavík today, or download our Appening app from Android or iPhone app stores.

March 28th: Openings & Events


09:00 – 16.30 I Event
DesignTalks
Harpa, Silfurberg
DesignTalks kicks off DesignMarch, and whether it’s fashion, furniture, sustainability, or life on Mars you’re interested in, you cannot miss the day long conference. From a talk on the planning of zero emission buildings presented by Snøhetta’s senior architect Kristian Edwards, to the future of space habitation explored by Michael Morris, the shakers and the movers of the design industry are bound to get you thinking. The theme of this year’s is ‘the only way is up.’ Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will kick off the event. Afterwards, ten local and international speakers in the disciplines of fashion, architecture and a vast spectrum of other design-related topics. Tickets are 11,900 ISK, but the inspiration is priceless.

15:00 I Opening
The Equestrian Society Draws Cats
Kattakaffihúsið/The Cat Café, Bergstaðarstræti 10a

16:00 I Opening
Cosy world of Lúka
Willamia
, Garðatorg 4


16:00–18:00 I Show
Ripples
Dansverkstæðið/Dance Atelier, Hjarðarhagi 47
Choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir and illustrator Rán Flygenring invite guests to an open workshop where the two artists will experiment with movement and drawing, and dive into how the two mediums affect each other. How can movement be interpreted on paper? How can drawing be interpreted in a movement? To be honest, we have no idea how, and that’s why we’ll see you there. If you can’t make it today, the event will also take place on March 29th at 16:00 and March 30th at 13:00.

17.15 I Event
Opening of DesignMarch 2019
Hafnarhús, Listasafn Reykjavíkur/Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata 17

17:00 
I Opening
FÍT 2019

Hafnarhús, Listasafn Reykjavíkur/Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata 17


17:00 
I Opening
Icelandic Contemporary Design I – IX

Hafnarhús, Listasafn Reykjavíkur /Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata 17


17:00
 I Opening
Postprent

Hafnarhús, Listasafn Reykjavíkur/ Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata 17

17:00 Opening
Mæna

Hafnarhús, Listasafn Reykjavíkur/ Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata 17


17:00 
I Opening
FORM

Hafnarhús, Listasafn Reykjavíkur/Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata 17



17:00 
I Opening
Totem Skulls
Hafnarhús
Listasafn Reykjavíkur Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata 17

Gaze deep into the abyss of the Totem Skulls and perhaps the abyss will gaze back. These totems appear in familiar—yet mysterious —shapes with dark hollow eyes that invite you to consider just what you may leave behind when shuffle off this mortal coil. Oh the calamity of so long life. Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús is open Friday to Wednesday from 10:00 – 17:00 and Thursdays from 10:00 to 22:00.

17:00 
I Opening
Mixit
Skúmaskot, Skólavörðustígur 21a

17:00 
I Opening
Threads all around
Verslunin Eva, Laugavegur 26



17:00 
I Opening
A wolf in sheep’s clothing
Listasafn Einars Jónssonar /The Einar Jónsson Museum, Eiríksgata 3

Skincare brand URÐ and design studio Wolftown join forces for an exhibition consisting of soap sculptures. Along with that will be a new line of environmentally friendly soaps, which you can get at the exhibit while they last. There will be a special opening party on March 28th from 17:00 to 20:00 with bubbly drinks and a soap bubble machine on site to entertain the kids. The exhibit will then be open from 10:00 to 17:00 on March 29th to March 31st.

17:00 
I Opening
Prakt jewellery exhibition
38 þrep, 
Laugavegur 49


18:00 
I Opening
AKKÚRAT DESIGNMARCH
Akkúrat
, Aðalstræti 2


18:00
 I Opening
Forest Shower
– Let nature in

Fischer, 
Fischersund 3


18:00 
I Opening
Scent Event x Fischer
Fischer, 
Fischersund 3



18:00 
I Event
CORNERED COMPOSITIONS
Ráðhús Reykjavíkur/Reykjavík City Hall, Tjarnargata 11

You might have tried to suppress memories of your years of teenage awkwardness, but designer Helga Lára will bring ‘em back in full force. Exploring those traumatic times through the medium of fashion, she has created a collection that aims to analyse the spatial qualities of that fateful feeling. Using rods to hold up draped fabric, her pieces transform models into living sculptures. The corner, which has always been a safe haven for the awkward, is turned into the point of focus. A nightmare, for sure, but one that you can’t miss.

18:00 
I Opening
MULTISENSORY LAB
Ráðhús Reykjavíkur/Reykjavík City Hall, Tjarnargata 11


18:00
 I Opening
1+1+1

Geysir Heima, Skólavörðustígur 16

18:00 
I Opening
FÓLK
 – Domestic Landscapes
Klapparstígur 29
, Reykjavík


18:00 
I Opening
Bioplastic Skin

Gallery Port, Laugavegur 23

Following the trends of last year—when she presented a series of clothing and furniture made of horse hides—designer Valdís Steinarsdóttir now tackles the issue of waste generated in the meat and plastic industries. ‘Bioplastic Skin’, her new invention, which will be presented at this year’s DesignMarch, uses animal hides to create a plastic-like material which can then be used to package meat products from the same animal. It might sound gross, and well, it is. Gallery Port is open Wednesday to Sunday from 13:00 – 18:00.

18:00
 I Opening
Just say « Bonjour » to French design!
Bonjour, Óðinsgata 1


18:00 
I Opening
Everyday Items

Studio Portland, Baldursgata 36


18:00
 I Opening
In form

Studio Portland, Baldursgata 36


18:00 
I Opening
North by South

Studio Portland, Baldursgata 36



19:00 
I Opening
Mould | Experiments
Kjallarinn, Geysir Heima, Skólavörðustígur 16
Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir’s ‘Mould’ sought to create subtle alterations in moulds to extend their life, as mould-making is a practise fundamental to manufacturing. In doing so, ‘Mould’ questioned given understandings of materiality and value. Large, muted colour-blocking mixes with geometry into works that are well thought out and oddly calming. But the line is not only a beautiful reminder of how things are made, it is also one that aims to reduce the footprint of design. Here, Theodóra presents the second stage of the investigation, which explores how one could use a single mould to produce unique objects. The exhibit will be open from 10:00 to 19:00 on March 28th to 30th and 11:00 to 18:00 on March 31st.

19:00 
I Opening
Celebration
Kimi,
Frakkastígur 14



19:00
 I Event
SEISMIC SOILS Myrka x Lavastract
Miami, 
Hverfisgata 33

Myrka has joined up with graphic designer Siggeir Hafsteinsson for an urban wear collection that’ll be bold, unapologetic, unorthodox and no doubt incredibly trendy. The launch party will be tonight from 19:00 to 22:00 at Miami, and afterwards the clothes will be available at the showroom at Kvartýra from March 29th to March 31st from 12:00 to 19:00 daily.

20:00
 I Opening
Skógarnytjar
Ásmundarsalur, Freyjugata 41


20:00 
I Opening
Trophy

Ásmundarsalur, Freyjugata 41


20:00–22:00 
I Event

DESIGN BAR x Catch of the Day – Björn Steinar Blumenstein
Ásmundarsalur, 
Freyjugata 41

Getting drunk and saving the environment at the same time? Give this kid a Nobel Prize! Catch Of The Day is a liquor, made in collaboration with local food importers, that exclusively uses leftover and discarded fruits. This, as creator Björn Steinar Blumenstein explains on the bottle, prolongs the ‘best before’ date into infinity, since alcohol over 23% can never go bad. Here, try the spirit at this special bar night. You’ll feel environmental… and drunk. The bar is open from 20:00 to 22:30.

20:00 
I Opening
Flowers in a vase
Reykjavík Roasters, Ásmundarsalur, Freyjugata 41

20:00 
I Opening
Midgard building association
Köllunarklettsvegur 1


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