Today, Friday December 15, musician Jónsi from the world-renowned band Sigur Rós wil open up an inventive and exciting design store with his family, right in the heart of Reykjavík.
The store, which is name Fischer, will, however, be more than just a store and instead it will tread the line between art and design space.
“The people behind the store are my siblings Jónsi, Ingibjörg and Sigurrós and I, along with our parents, spouses and family,” said photographer Lilja Birgisdóttir. “The idea was born, as so many are, over the fourth glass of red wine during a family gathering, but we talked about doing something together for years. When Jónsi moved in part to Los Angeles, his studio on Fischersund stood empty so we decided to just do it.”
Art and commerce
There will be plenty of different items to choose from, so everyone should be able to find something to their liking. But even if you have maxed out the credit card on way to expensive Christmas presents, there is still plenty to enjoy.
“It is basically a store and an art space under the same roof. We put great emphasis on a holistic experience and try to engage with all the senses,” said Lilja. “For instance, we created a special fragrance that fills the sense. We also had many family members, including Jónsi, Sindri Sin Fang, Alex Sommers and Kjartan Holm make music for the space. In reality this is a store you can use even if you don’t buy anything.”
Fischer opens with a worthy celebration on Friday December 15, with a showcase of what will possibly become the flagship of design in Reykjavík.