The autumn allocation of the Design Fund

The autumn allocation of the Aurora Design Fund allocates ISK 6 million to four projects.  This is the fifth allocation from the fund since it was established on 13 February 2009. It was decided to have three allocations this year to meet the schedules of the projects.

The organisers of the fund have focused on supporting designers who have a solid business plan and a clear future vision, in order for the support of the fund to be a determinant influence on the work of the designer in question, making it possible for him to continue and be self-sustaining. In this allocation four designers were sponsored to further develop and promote their projects. The Design Fund has decided on a policy that emphasises following through chosen projects in order to guarantee the success which is strived at by the designer in question.

Three designers receive continuing support this time, in order to advance their products, and one designer is receiving a grant for the first time.

The following designers received donations:

ANDREA MAACK                                                                                         PROJECT: EAU DE PARFUM

HUGRÚN DÖGG ÁRNADÓTTIR OG MAGNI ÞORSTEINSSON                  PROJECT: KRON BY KRONKRON

KATRÍN ÓLÍNA                                                                              PROJECT: PRODUCTION OF SPECIAL PROJECTS

GUÐMUNDUR HALLGRÍMSSON / MUNDI                                                 PROJECT: MUNDI

Further information about grants and the work of Aurora Design Fund can be found on www.honnunarsjodur.is