DesignMarch was launched in 2008 and for the past decade has been showcasing the best of local and international design. This year’s DesignMarch will include over 100 events featuring design trends and innovations in fashion, interior decorating, architecture, food and more.
The festival will include seminars, studio visits, exhibitions, performances, fashion shows, film screenings, workshops, magazine launches, pop up stores, city tours and more.
Work from new and upcoming designers will sit side by side with that of some of the world’s most acclaimed designers and creative thinkers. The programme has a heavy focus on sustainable design and there are a number of fascinating ideas to learn more about.
Highlights include #aluminiumrecycled, a collection of works from 4 designers, made from recycled aluminium tea light casings. Also Inspired by Aalto: Sustainability as an Attitude design exhibition, combining works by Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto and works by other designers who have worked or collaborated with him.
Those attending DesignMarch should clear the diary on the 15th for DesignTalks, a full day of inspirational talks and presentations celebrating the art and importance of design and the strength of the industry, both locally and abroad. DesignMarch’s official opening will be at 5.15pm on Thursday 15th March at Hafnarhús Reykjavík Art Museum. DesignTalks will take place earlier that day and will be opened at 9am by the Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir.
DesignMarch will be held from Thursday 15th March to Sunday 18th March 2018 at the Iceland Design Centre in Reykjavik, who are also the event organisers, committed to promoting Icelandic design and architecture.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)