Thórunn Árnadóttir is an independent design professional based in Reykjavík. She works for clients as well as self-initiated projects. If you have a project enquiry, then please be in touch!
Thorunn's multi-disciplinary work spans a host of different topics and techniques, driven by curiosity, experimentation and interest in various cultures, materials and processes. She is also the head designer and founder of PyroPet Candle Company, together with Dan Koval.
Thorunn graduated with MA in Design Products at Royal College of Arts in London 2011. Before that she finished BA in Product Design at Listaháskóli Íslands (Iceland Academy of the Arts) in Reykjavik in 2007.
Thorunn has exhibited in galleries all over the world, such as the V&A in London, the Triennale design museum in Milan, MUDAC in Lausanne, Shanghai Power Station of Art and Spark Design Space in Reykjavík. In 2013 she was selected as one of the 50 talents that are shaping the future by Icon Magazine. In 2014 she was nominated for the Icon Awards for “Best Emerging Design Studio” and won the Icelandic Design Awards for the group project "Austurland: Designs from Nowhere".
In 2015 she was nominated for the Formex Nova - "Nordic Designer of the Year" award.
(Portrait by Stefán Karlsson)