Design and Craft Fair in Reykjavik this weekend

There are many different designs for sale and on display ...

There are many different designs for sale and on display at the City Hall. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Styrmir Kári

The Design and Craft Fair at Reykjavik City Hall takes place this weekend. The fair provides a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the many crafts and design studios in Iceland in one place.

Most of the designers are not big names with their own stores in Reykjavik centre. These are smaller brands, many of them up and coming in the Icelandic design scene. Some of them work from small towns in rural Iceland and only come to the city every once in a while to present their products.

Forget the puffins and mass produce souvenirs (though they can be fun in their own way), and buy something unique from the artists/designers themselves.

Jóhanna Ey Harðardóttir of J.EY design at The Design and ...

Jóhanna Ey Harðardóttir of J.EY design at The Design and Craft Fair a few years back. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Items made from horns and bones, jewellery, baby clothes, leather ...

Items made from horns and bones, jewellery, baby clothes, leather products, shoes and clothing are some of the things you’ll find at the fair. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

At the fair, you can buy directly from the artists ...

At the fair, you can buy directly from the artists themselves. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Reykjavik City Hall is located in the city centre, a ...

Reykjavik City Hall is located in the city centre, a great place to stop if you are on a tour of the centre. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

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