The exhibition 'Designs from Nowhere' at the Iceland Design Center, which features works by Max Lamb, Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann, has been awarded the first Icelandic Design Award.
Austurland: Designs from Nowhere was a project that sought to explore the possibilities for small-scale design and production in East Iceland, using locally sourced materials and skills. The exhibited work was created during workshops that took place along the remote Icelandic coastline, in collaboration with local practitioners in Egilsstaðir, Djúpivogur, Eskifjörður and Norðfjörður. It was initated by Pete Collard and Karna Sigurðardóttir.
The Icelandic Design Award, presented annually to a new outstanding project, honours excellence and achievement. Awarded by the Minister of Industries and Innovation, it celebrates the importance of design and architecture in Iceland.November 25, 2014