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Why partake?

Scene
DesignMarch is a platform for designers and architects to premiere new works and to see and experience what others are doing in the industry. It is a time to pause and highlight the complexities of Icelandic design and architecture. To display, review and discuss what has been done and where we are heading.
DesignMarch is the largest presentation of Icelandic and international design and architecture in Iceland. The festival program is based on extensive participation by Icelandic and international designers, which represent exhibitions,
installations, and events, individually or in groups. DesignMarch brings together all disciplines of design: Fashion, Architecture, Furniture and Interior design, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Ceramics, Textile Design, Jewelry Design and Product Design.

Visibility
At DesignMarch design enthusiasts, buyers, exhibitors, media professionals, foreign 
visitors, and designers have an opportunity to experience exhibitions and events. Every year around 30,000 Icelanders come together with hundreds of foreign visitors as well, all of these numbers and more are also viewing the website and social networks of DesignMarch.

Coverage
Every year around 30,000 Icelanders come together with hundreds of foreign visitors as well, all of these numbers and more are also viewing the website and social networks of DesignMarch. In addition to 100 news articles are run in foreign media.
The festival invites over twenty international journalists for DesignMarch. Numerous other media professionals as journalists, photographers, bloggers and social media experts from around the world attend the festival on their own.
The festival and it's events are presented to national and international media and selected exhibitions/events receive special coverage on behalf of the DesignMarch programme publication, the full section on design by the local newspaper Morgunblaðið and a special Grapevine issue covering the festival. All exhibitors make and share events on social media networks, such as Facebook and Instagram, with the festival identity involved, giving participants the opportunity to take advantage of the mass power of the medium. In addition, a newsletter about the festival is published regularly before and during the festival.

Network
DesignMarch is a unique platform for designers and architects to strengthen their network within the community of design and architecture, as well as to build a network in the Icelan
dic market that can lead to collaboration, trade, projects and even friendship.

Business
DesignMarch is a platform for business. During the festival, various groups meet to create new projects and opportunities. Buyers and manufacturing companies attend DesignMarch every year, as well as domestic and international curators, university representatives and managers from design weeks outside of Iceland. The festival has become an important movement in Icelandic society and an opportunity for business.

Harvesting
DesignMarch is the harvest festival for designers and an occasion to celebrate. Architects and designers from all disciplines, manufacturers, buyers, media, the public and the government come together to meet in a free, innovative and unexpected approach.

DesignMarch figures
400+ designers involved
100 events on the agenda
30,000 visitors local and abroad