Hot Ice Amsterdam







Donna Muller


Red Thread






                     Icelandic Lava Table by

                                                           Jón Björnsson





29.october t/m 6.november                      

Tuesday  till  Sunday from 12:00 till 18:00 


Icelandic creation has it’s roots in the untamed nature of Iceland, constantly changing and completely unpredictable.

The closeness with those strong elements sets it’s mark on the comperatively large group of creatives within the small population of Iceland.


Never abiding by set patterns the fusion of Icelandic art and design is characteristic for Icelanders and therefore what iada stands for.

Renowned artists, designers and musicians will exhibit their creations in harmony with each other.  


Performers & Exhibitors 


MUSICAL HAPPENING was performed by SLÁTUR  a society of artistically aggressive composers in Iceland.


Daníel Magnússon





a true multitalented artist who has enriched Iceland in an amazing variety of approaching different forms of art.


His interior designs gives the feeling of security and stability which is also his approach in all his work.

Daniel´s chairs are solid, his aim in their creation is absence of excess decoration, pure simplicity and durability which stands for a life long guarantee.










Gudrun Lilja




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internationally acclaimed, one of Iceland's most progressive and exciting designers runs her own award-winning design studio Studiobility in her native country. Using nature as her inspiration .

She is known for her beautifully intricate contemporary furniture. Tables and chairs constructed from plywood with laser cut floral inlays that reflect the wood's inner beauty.

Ethereal, best describes her exquisite chromed stainless steel butterfly bookshelf that casts a fairytale-like shadow on the wall. This designer's unique gift for capturing the Nordic spirit of Iceland's environment and raw beauty and translating this into coveted works of art has made her one of Iceland's hottest exports.












 Lina Rut




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A straight forward, honest and strong personality. Lina Rut's work mirrors the mystical atmosphere of the Icelandic nature and culture, with which she has connected strongly with her country men who recognize the connection with the supernatural. Lina Rut's work is full of stories told in dreamy color combinations and detailed paintwork.


















Jon Bjornsson




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based on his first casting technique, as a child playing in the sandbox, making repeated form with only a bucket, wet sand and a shovel in hand.

The table is made by following a simple mould, where the inside is constructed by hand giving a contrast between the

smooth outer shape and the playfull inner side.


It’s made out of volcanic sand that comes from a beach close to the Glacier Lagoon on the south east coast of Iceland.

The table has a box in the middle where the user can put flowers, candles, herbs etc. depending on the users imagination. The images show the box filled with the

same volcanic sand that the table is made out of.














Ozden Dora





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Ozden Dora’s work draws on inspiration from nature and cultures from across the globe as well as on a combination of various disciplines such as knitting, jewelry making and illustration. It is the raw beauty of Icelandic nature from which Dora drew her inspiration for the Snow Queen collection. 


Dora’s hats and headpieces have all been given an arctic twist: the collection is mainly inspired by Icelandic winter landscapes such as mossy lava fields, cracked glacier surfaces, blizzards, snow crystals and frozen waterfalls.

The hats mix Icelandic raw material with more traditional millinery elements.  Lopi, fishskin, coexist seamlessly with fur felts, organza, organdi and crystals.













Margret Gudnadottir




a reed designer living in reykjavik. She studied Arts and weaving and basketry. She teaches basketry and reed weaving at her own studio in Reykjavik.


She is one of the member of the founding members of Gallery Kirsuberjatreo in Reykjavik, the best shop by Danish design magazine Bolig.















Bryndis Bolladottir







Askja is the name of the bowl. The name Askja has a reference towards volcanic activity in Iceland, which again did pop up through out the design process.

The mat textile pattern and the high sheen of the plastic are fascinating converses and which have an interesting resemblance with Icelandic ropy lava. This is where past and the present, the old and new techniques do merge in a new concept.


Bryndis Bolladottir textile designer, has throughout the years worked actively with wool on one hand and reproduction and recycling on the other.  A good example is a concept where wool and stocking have been combined, using patterns from stockings to create texture for the wool. Patterns and drawings is something that has been a feature of almost all of Bryndis' work, and there has the plastic production not been any exception. Bryndis has been able to put crochet into a new an different concept.



Thura Sigurdardottir




The Icelandic artist Thura Sigurdardottir, has a playful yet sincere approach to her subject: in the serie,  gobbidi gobb,  the Icelandic horses. She invites the viewer to join her in celebrating the relationship of man and animal, to experience the surface of the horse with his range of colors and texture.  













Hulda Hakon



From the start of her career, Hulda Hakon has diplayed a knack for presenting everyday life as a heroic enterprise, her works commemorating small victories, mishaps or just curious incidents in tableaux, images and text that show them to be, in their small way, quite as dramatic and noteworthy as what has more traditionally been the subject of memorials and monuments. Reliefs and paintings on cut out board, emblazoned with both images and text, are a large part of her early output and together form a loose narrative of characters and events.Hulda Hakon's later works have become increasingly sculptural and she has also exhibited texts without images, works in which the texts themselves have been promoted to the place of the image or sculptural objects. Far from repeating themselves they have also developed an increased urgency and political directness which - given Hulda's evident tolerance for human foibles - we would do well take seriously.  









Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir





There are times when people demand you to move faster. I believe creativity does not work like that. It can’t be rushed!

As I am currently an art student there are moments where people around me expect certain things from me, and not in my time but in their time.

This piece was created when I was under enormous pressure to figure out and make decisions about my own work. And at the time I was simply not ready. It is important that people take their time and we need all kinds of different time. But in this society it can be difficult: deadlines are everywhere, the train leaves and we need to chase it.

Some things need time, and we should not forget that


Hrafnhildur Gissurardottir




Her muse is Amy Winehouse, studying how we run from one form of ourselves to another.





Sæmundur Þór






Printed thoughts








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