The webstore islande-design.com, carrying various products by Icelandic designers, opened on March 3. The webstore is based in France but it also has an English version and products can be shipped worldwide.
“Iceland is well known for its spectacular nature which has always been an inspiration for literature, art and crafts,” said the webstore’s founder, Ingveldur St. Ingveldardóttir.
Ingveldardóttir has lived in France for 11 years where she runs a construction company with her husband. She also designs furniture.
“Since the economic crisis hit in 2008 there has been an upswing in creation among artists and designers who searched for and found the roots of their old culture,” Ingveldardóttir says. “I decided to lend Icelandic designers a helping hand.”
According to Ingveldardóttir, this is the first webstore outside Iceland to offer authentic Icelandic design.