The autumn allocation of the Aurora Design Fund allocates ISK 6 million to four projects. This is the fifth allocation from the fund since it was established on 13 February 2009. It was decided to have three allocations this year to meet the schedules of the projects.
The organisers of the fund have focused on supporting designers who have a solid business plan and a clear future vision, in order for the support of the fund to be a determinant influence on the work of the designer in question, making it possible for him to continue and be self-sustaining. In this allocation four designers were sponsored to further develop and promote their projects. The Design Fund has decided on a policy that emphasises following through chosen projects in order to guarantee the success which is strived at by the designer in question.
Three designers receive continuing support this time, in order to advance their products, and one designer is receiving a grant for the first time.
The following designers received donations:
ANDREA MAACK PROJECT: EAU DE PARFUM
HUGRÚN DÖGG ÁRNADÓTTIR OG MAGNI ÞORSTEINSSON PROJECT: KRON BY KRONKRON
KATRÍN ÓLÍNA PROJECT: PRODUCTION OF SPECIAL PROJECTS
GUÐMUNDUR HALLGRÍMSSON / MUNDI PROJECT: MUNDI
Further information about grants and the work of Aurora Design Fund can be found on www.honnunarsjodur.is