DesignMatch pairs local designers and international design producers, retailers, curators, journalists and other design actors.

DesignMatch gives an efficient, effortless channel to scan the Icelandic design scene for new ideas and suitable partners and topics, with all meetings arranged for one day and one place by our team. Enough time is left to explore the festival program. For Icelandic designers, DesignMatch gives a unique opportunity to network and pitch ideas to the leading international design actors.

How it works

Designers are invited to send three ideas for new designs along with information on themselves and their designs. Visiting buyers, producers and journalists receive the portfolios and choose 5-7 designers that they would like to meet. We set up meetings that will take place on March 16, 2018.

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DesignMatch results in collaborations and relationships between Icelandic designers and international design companies. The following are examples of successful projects: Twin Within necklaces at Monoqi, Arco table by Chuck Mack for Design House Stockholm, Stone Hooks by Helga Sigurbjarnar for Normann Copenhagen, Graphic posters by Siggi Odds for Paper Collective, Calendar by Snaefrid & Hildigunnur for Wrong for Hay and many, many more.  


Why visit

During DesignMarch you will see what is going on and meet all the local designers, plus a handful of the most interesting international names. The scene is small and intimate, so you will get up close and personal with both locals and the design superstars. The event takes place in downtown Reykjavik. For four days, the most Northerly capital in the world turns into a venue for hundreds of openings, events, exhibitions and parties.

Alongside the cream of the crop of the local design scene, design experiences, fantastic Nordic cuisine and lively nightlife, Design- March offers the perfect long weekend.

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“The most unique fair I’ve ever been to.
Can’t wait to go again“

Annetta Kristjansdóttir

“The worst possible weather could not stop the creativity and the great passion for the good looking future in Iceland“

Anders Englund

Previous partaking companies


Kindly contact Sara Jónsdóttir for more information.
+354 691 6993



Our sponsors

DesignMatch is produced by the Iceland Design Centre with support from
Arion bank.

Iceland Design Centre

DesignMatch is organised by Iceland Design Centre. Iceland Design Centre is the promotion organisation of Icelandic design and architecture. It aims to achieve more appreciation of the importance of good design and architecture for society. Its role is to promote design of all kinds as a vital and profitable aspect of the Icelandic economy, and thus to enhance competi- tiveness and economic gain.