At Home in The Design Museum

From the Collection / Verk úr safneign


In the exhibition At Home in The Design Museum over 200 examples of Icelandic design will be put on display. The museum counts over 5000 artifacts in their collection dating from the year 1900 to the present day.

The exhibition is displayed as a blueprint of a home where different objects from different eras come together side by side as would be common in homes.

Furniture, tableware, books and textiles from different eras are displayed and exemplify a fraction of what Icelandic designers and artisans have been creating.

The home is in constant flux. Things are moved, thrown or given away, changes are constant. The creation of the home is a living process without a close. The home is first and foremost a creation of those who live there. Personal taste, which is influenced by many aspects of people’s experiences in life, gives each home its own uniqueness.

Artist: From the Collection / Verk úr safneign

Curators: Anna Dröfn Ágústsdóttir, Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson, Birna Geirfinnsdóttir, Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir


20.01.2023 – 31.12.2025


Museum of Design and Applied Art

Garðatorg 1, 210 Garðabær, Iceland


Capital AreaExhibition

Opening hours:

Tuesday12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday12:00 - 17:00
Thursday12:00 - 17:00
Friday12:00 - 17:00
Saturday12:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00

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