Seven designers and design initiatives received grants from the Aurora Design Fund this spring. Following is the list of grantees:
Hæg breytileg átt is a new housing development project, focusing on progressive, sustainable, economical, and socially-oriented housing solutions in urban areas. The project, a collaboration of Reykjavik City and major institutions of urban housing, art, and design, receives ISK 5,000,000. Website: www.haegbreytilegatt.is
Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag, a publishing company, receives ISK 1,200,000, for the preparation and finalizing of a book project on the life and work of architect Gunnlaugur Halldórsson. Website: www.hib.is
Ígló&Indí a childrenswear company receives a grant of ISK 2,000,000 to participate in an overseas expo and to hire a marketing specialist for the label’s marketing the label in the UK. Website: www.igloindi.com
Graphic designer Aðalbjörg Þórðardóttir and The Tin Can Factory, language school, receive ISK 500,000 to be able to collaborate on designing a language-learning board-game. Website: www.thetincanfactory.eu
Hugdetta design team receives 2,000,000 for marketing research and marketing campaign of their fishbone model-making kit. Website: www.hugdetta.com
Una Baldvinsdóttir recently received her MA degree in textile design. She is granted with ISK 500,000, as a support to her internship at the German design company Bless.
Iceland Design Centre receives ISK 1,000,000 to do research and collect resources for the making of a promotional documentary film on DesignMarch, the annual design festival organized by the center. Website: www.honnunarmidstod.is