There was excitement in the air at the Aurora Fund headquarters when the Design Fund allocated ISK 6.5 million. Ostwald Helgason, Spark Design Space and the product design project Textasíða were among those who received a grant.
The Fund has now allocated ISK 17 million to designers and design projects in the year 2012.
The designers and design projects that receive grants at this time are:
- Fashion design project Ostwald Helgason (ISK 1.5 million) Ingvar Helgason and Susanne Ostwald fashion designers, to further develop and market their fashion collection and to take part in the fashion week in New York in May 2013.
- Spark Design Space (ISK 1.2 million) – To make promotional material about design and designers that have had exhibitions in the gallery.
- The product design project Textasíða (ISK 1.2 million) – Snæfríð Þorsteins and Hildigunnur Gunnarsdóttir product-and graphic designers, for further product design and preparation of the project Textasíður for mass production.
- Research- and design project based on the life and work of Gísli B. Björnsson (ISK 1.2 million) – Ármann Agnarsson, graphic designer for a research- and design project based on the life and work of Gísli B. Björnsson in connection with an exhibition that is ongoing at the Museum of Design and Applied Art.
- Architecture, book arts (ISK 750,000) – Guðni Valberg architect and Anna Dröfn Ágústsdóttir historian for a research- and design project in preparation for the writing of a book about the history of design and the placement of many of the most important buildings in Reykjavík.
- Guðrún Eysteinsdóttir textile designer (ISK 500,000) – Grant to pursue internship at Center for Advanced Textiles (CAT) in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Hildigunnur Sigurðardóttir fashion designer (ISK 500,000) – Grant to pursue internship at Roland Mouret in London.
This is the second allocation from the fund this year and the ninth allocation since the Design Fund was established early in 2009. The next allocation from the fund will take place in the spring of 2013. See further information on Aurora Fund’s homepage.