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Despite this year’s uncertainty, the Reykjavík-based festival DesignMarch 2020 recently showcased the best of Iceland’s innovative and multifaceted design scene. The Festival, which is usually held in March, was postponed this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Iceland, however, was successful in its response to the virus and was able to go forward with…

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“Conceptually, these pieces represent the notion of colourful, traditional craft acting as the very pillar that shapes the space and buttresses it to be a functional vessel. Together, these elements form a symbiotic balance between aesthetics and functionality.” – Faissal El-Malak View Faissal El-Malak’s works, including the “Spool“ Vase. The Palestinian design scene can be…

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“There is something about the work as a collection that I find really exciting. There is this invisible thread that connects the work together whether through similar influences, through the bold colors and sensual forms, or through a similar research-based methodology.” – Dima Srouji, founder of design project Hollow Forms and curator of “Here and…

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“Through many errors, failures and a messy library of material testing, I sometimes find something new and exciting in-between my mess. I have to trust a lot in my embodied and subconscious knowledge and let activity and acquaintance drive me.” – Ragna Ragnarsdóttir View Ragna Ragnarsdóttir’s works, including “Coral Vase“. With connections to the country’s…

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“Material is ancient as well as the techniques it requires. I’m ignorant or foolish enough to play with that serious, respectful history. I feel guilty about it sometimes, but I just can’t help it, I’m too curious.” – Veera Kulju View Veera Kulju’s work, including “‘Queen of the Dessert’ Sculpture“ “What happens when you use…

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“Our role is to somehow create awareness of the importance of urban activities in our daily life and to offer solutions using architecture and design as mediums of expression.” – Tessa & Tara Sakhi of T SAKHI View all of T Sakhi’s work, including the new “Tasting Threads” collection The Lebanese design scene is characterised…

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“[We] see our work both as an act of the preservation of an ancient cultural tradition as well as a healing mechanism, a way to sustain belief in that which is older than (and transcends) the devastation wreaked by the region’s sustained conflict, war, and migration.” – Meherunnisa Asad, Creative Director of Lél Collection View…

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“…[Ghaya] likes to work on every little detail, while we love to research a good story that we can tell through our objects. Together we found the perfect typology to work on – an Emirati seating system that few designers have worked on before.” – Mermelada Estudio View Ghaya Bin Mesmar & Mermelada Estudio’s works,…

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“These two initiatives have brought together people from across the world that are masters at what they do and has, in a sense, decontextualised them, giving them a platform to converse, design, collaborate, and be challenged.” – Farah Nasri, Assistant Manager – Curation & Design for Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council Adorno is pleased to announce…

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It is with great excitement that we announce that Jimmy MacDonald, founder of the London Design Fair, has become the third joint owner and director of Adorno.design, alongside directors and founders Kristian Snorre Andersen and Martin Clausen, following his resignation from the London Design Fair in January 2020. “We first met Jimmy in 2018 when…