DesignMarch at Hafnarborg – material:wood


For DesignMarch, which takes place from June 24th–28th at this time, a special programme will be presented at Hafnarborg, in connection with the exhibition material:wood, which opened at the museum earlier this summer. At Hafnarborg‘s exhibition this year, the focus is specifically on wood as a material. The idea behind the exhibition was to bring together designers and artists of different backgrounds and varied perspectives, all of whom still work or wrestle with this magnificent material, in one form or another, as they seek to realize their ideas. In addition, there is an examination of the divide between different art forms that has become increasingly obscure in recent years, perhaps even becoming obsolete.


Midday Tour with the Curator
June 24th–28th at 12 p.m.

On weekdays, there will be a short guided tour of the exhibition material:wood at midday, during the course of DesignMarch. Unnur Mjöll S. Leifsdóttir, curator, will welcome guests and tell them about the exhibition, select works and more. The tour will begin promptly at 12 p.m. and last for approximately half an hour.

Evening Opening
June 25th from 5–9 p.m.

The museum will be open in the evening on Thursday June 25th, from 5–9 p.m., giving guests the opportunity to see the exhibition outside regular opening hours. There will also be a special price on select light-coloured drinks for guests of the museum at the bar of Krydd Restaurant, on the ground floor of Hafnarborg.

Exhibition Talk
June 27th at 2 p.m.

During the weekend, we will host a couple of talks between participants in the exhibition, where guests can gain insight into the process of design and creation. At the first talk, on Saturday June 27th, product designer Björn Steinar Blumenstein will meet artist Unndór Egill Jónsson. The similarities or dissimilarities in the approach of designers and artists, when dealing with this material:wood, will be among topics for discussion.

Exhibition Talk
June 28th at 2 p.m.
At the weekend’s second exhibition talk, on Sunday June 28th, the design team Agustav, a collaboration between Ágústa Magnúsdóttir and Gustav Jóhannsson, will meet artist Sindri Leifsson. The discussion will be on the various perspectives and similar challenges facing those who work with this material:wood.

Entry to all events is free of charge, as is entry to the museum itself.