Iceland’s design tradition may be relatively new, but, perhaps because of that, it has a strong sense of creative freedom. In recent years, Icelandic design has been blossoming and is developing from its craft-based roots into a prominent industry.
The defining characteristics of Icelandic design are originality and resourcefulness, whether through form, function, or use of materials. Iceland’s nature, heritage, folklore, and history are all influences on the country’s designers and how they define and celebrate their national identity. Fish leather lamps, lava chairs, and new twists on traditional hand-knitted products are just a few examples of the products you’ll find in Icelandic design stores.
You’ll find a list of Icelandic design stores and designers below.