Icelandic Times - Issue 16. 2012
The nights are long; the lights are bright and the snow is thick. Excited children gaze at christmas lights and sing carols whilst mothers prepare for the biggest festival of the year. The smell of freshly-baked bread wafts down the street as the bakers bring out their special christmas cakes and cookies. On the mountains, skiers of all ages thrill to the challenge of the slopes whilst whales jump alongside sightseeing boats as cameras click on board. All the signs of winter are here.
Since the Crash of 2008 which devastated many lives, there has been a strong resurgence of innovation, especially in the area of design. In one shop alone, 200 designers are displaying compared to only 30 just six years ago. The fi eld of design is revealing both great talent and innovating use of a wide range of materials. In this issue we look at designers in all parts of the country.
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