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Embassy of Iceland

On the occasion of the 100 years’ jubilee of the sovereignty of Iceland, the Icelandic Embassy in collaboration with the Iceland Design Centre present two Icelandic design exhibitions during 3daysofdesign.


A Flag for a New Nation

Ambassador Benedikt Jónsson is pleased to host the exhibition “A Flag for a New Nation” at the Icelandic Embassy located in a restored warehouse from the 17th century at Nordatlantens Brygge.

In 1914, Iceland’s flag committee offered the general public to propose ideas for a new national flag. The fascinating designs submitted, mostly in writing, were recently brought to life by the graphic designer Hörður Lárusson and published in the book The Flag. The illustrations are based on the descriptions, some added research and a dash of the designer’s imagination.

The exhibition shows a selection of the submitted designs including an unconventional proposal by Iceland’s most celebrated painter Kjarval. A highlight of the exhibition is a never-before-seen flag designed by descriptions, just recently discovered, written by the Royal Highness King Christian X  of Denmark.

A flag is the most symbolic expression of a country’s identity, and this exhibition gives an insight into how everyone from citizens to a king attempted to represent the character of a nation through design.


The Ambassador of Iceland, Mr. Benedikt Jónsson has the honour to invite you to the opening on Wednesday 23. May at 16.30-18.30.

The exhibition takes place at the Icelandic Embassy, Strandgade 89, 1401 Copenhagen.




For more than 75 years, Illums Bolighus has honoured and promoted Nordic design. During 3daysofdesign, Illums Bolihgus turns its radar towards Iceland, an emerging member of the Nordic design scene. At the exhibition, an assortment of contemporary design items fresh out of Iceland is displayed, including FÓLK, Erla Sólveig Óskarsdóttir, AGUSTAV, Ragna Ragnarsdottir, MARÝ, Bjarni Sigurdsson Ceramics, SKATA, Dögg Design, Berlinord, ANNA THORUNN, Fuzzy, FÆRID, Bryndís Bolladóttir, Thorunn Arnadottir and Kjartan Oskarsson. The event is a collaboration between Illums Bolighus, Iceland Design Centre and the Embassy of Iceland in Copenhagen.


Join us for the opening on Thursday, 24. May at 15.00-18.00, where we give a proper toast to Icelandic design.


The exhibition takes place at Illums Bolighus, Amagertorv.

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