These are the highlights:
At the National Museum of Iceland it was all about silver. The exhibition Icelandic Silverwork offered an interesting insight into the craft from the end of the Middle Ages until the first half of the 20th century. A highlight of this show was—or rather is as the exhibition is ongoing until December 31—‘Part-Time Silversmith’ where visitors can have a look at an actual silversmith’s workshop from the turn of the century based on the workshop of silversmith Kristofer Petursson.
Design store Epal featured Chuck Mack’s latest creation: The Stand. This stand is made of oak wood and contains Blackthorn sticks. “I thought of doing something different, nicely crafted with a retro look,” the designer told me. Nowadays, one doesn’t come across stands and walking sticks anymore, which is rather sad as they are quite tasteful, elegant and in this case beautifully crafted. Maybe I will start using walking sticks.
Quite interesting was also the workshops of Reykjavik Letterpress.
And here are some more things worth looking at:
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