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5 PM

7 Oct

Bianco Gallery, 999 3rd Ave Suite 131, Seattle, WA 98104

Taste of Iceland in Seattle

Hæ/Hi: Designing Friendship

A selection of designers and design teams from the friendship cities of Seattle and Reykjavík exhibiting works based on... you guessed it: friendship.

Hæ/Hi: Designing Friendship

A selection of designers and design teams from the friendship cities of Seattle and Reykjavík exhibit works based on, you guessed it: friendship. How do we introduce ourselves upon the first encounter? Do we reflect our personality and culture from the very beginning? How do we use our senses to acquaint and connect? What do we share, and what are we curious to know?

The exhibition was originally planned for DesignMarch 2020, and at last, two years later, the designers joined in Iceland in May, where they premiered their works at the DesignMarch festival 2022. Now the exhibition will travel to Seattle, opening in Maria Bianco Gallery on October 7th. 

The idea behind the exhibition sparked in 2018 from a conversation between Darin Montgomery, Seattle-based founder of Urbancase and Fin, and Halla Helgadóttir, director of Iceland Design and Architecture, during a series of Taste of Iceland events held in the USA, organized by Iceland Naturally and Business Iceland.

Complimentary Icelandic cocktails will be served.

Designers - Iceland

Hugdetta - Róshildur Jónsdóttir og Snæbjörn Þór Stefánsson

Hanna Dís Whitehead

Agustav - Ágústa Magnúsdóttir og Gustav Johannsson

Umemi - Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir

Ragna Ragnarsdottir

Þórunn Árnadóttir

Theodora Alfreðsdóttir

Designers - Seattle

Fruitsuper - Sallyann Corn & Joe Kent

WKND - Christa Thomas & Nin Truong

John Hogan

Gabriel Stromberg

Amanda Ringstad

Grain

Fin/Rachel Illingworth

Jonathan Junker

Organizers

Halla Helgadottir, Director, Icelandic Design Centre

Darin Montgomery, Founder, Urbancase

Maria Kristin Jonsdottir, Editor in Chief, HA Magazine

Anna Dawson, Art Director

Others:

Leah Cohen-Sapida, a product designer based in Seattle with PR and marketing experience.

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