"It was actually an idea that came from the museum," she relates. "They have been hosting the graduation shows for the Arts Academies for many years, which has has sparked an interest in product design, because they see that it varies a lot. So they asked me to curate a exhibition about different approaches to product design in Iceland."
At once succinct and edifying, what might be a dry or otherwise conventional survey of contemporary design benefits from tight curation and expert execution. (It doesn't hurt that the exhibition is staged in a beautiful venue—the Kjarvalsstaðir is one of three buildings operated by the Reykjavík Art Museum—which was designed by Hannes Kr. Davíðsson and inaugurated in 1973.)
Case Studies will be on view until April 23, but here is a taste of what the exhibition has to offer.