For four days at the end of March Reykjavik will be awash with design events – during the festival, hundreds of opening galas, exhibitions and other events will be organised within the city.
Representatives from all sections of the industry from architects to product designers and jewellery designers to ceramic artists are expected to attend. The festival will begin with a series of lectures, which will this year feature architect and musician Tuomas Toivonen among others.
As part of the DesignMarch there will also be a so-called DesignMatch which aims to bring designers and purchasers to the same table. The participants who have already agreed to take part in the 2012 DesignMarch event include: Katrin Olina, Scintilla, Spark Design Space, Vík Prjónsdóttir, KRADS, Aurum, The Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art, KronKron, MUNDI, Tinna Gunnarsdóttir, The National Gallery of Iceland, HAF by Hafsteinn Júlíusson, Sruli Recht, STEiNUNN, The Reykjavík Art Museum, Megan Herbert, Kraum, Kurtogpi and Hanna Jónsdóttir.