STAKA – soon available in black leather

STAKA – soon available in black leather

It’s production time! The STAKA 2014 collection is now coming in black and it looks good even though I do say so myself. Here is a little preview of the process…

New webpage!

New webpage!

My new web page for STAKA is up and running! On www.staka.is you can see more images from the 2014 collection and sign up to get information about STAKA’s coming endeavours.

Introducing STAKA’s 2nd collection

Introducing STAKA’s 2nd collection

STAKA’s 2nd collection of unisex leather accessories will premiere during DesignMarch 2014. “Inspired by the Icelandic sagas and Iceland’s harsh and magnificent landscape María Kristín creates distinctive pieces for her fictional Icelandic tribe of nomads, living in the rural areas of Iceland. María Kristín imagines what the tribe looks like, what they wear and how, [...]

http://stakatribe.tumblr.com/

http://stakatribe.tumblr.com/

Now you can follow STAKA on tumblr.  

The Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards 2013

The Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards 2013

I’m happy and honored to announce that  STAKA was one of two Runners-up for Product Line of the Year at The Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards 2013. Deja vu? Well, I was also a Runner up last year – for my collection, Thread. Here’s what the panel of judges had to say about STAKA: “Is it [...]

Interview in Textiel Plus

Interview in Textiel Plus

Textiel Plus is a beautiful Dutch Magazine and they were interested in knowing more about my collection, Thread. Unfortunately my scanner is broken so photos of my copy of the magazine will have to do for now – I promise I’ll update this post as soon as I’ve fixed the problem.

Icelandic silver work

Icelandic silver work

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the National Museum of Iceland a new exhibition with various Icelandic silver items was opened recently in the museum‘s Arc Hall and I had the privilege to assist the exhibition designer, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, in her work. It was an extraordinary experience to handle these rare silver objects which are among the [...]

Feature in Nice Magazine

Feature in Nice Magazine

STAKA featured in NICE Magazine – and such a nice magazine it is! Please open the link below to see their beautiful layout. http://issuu.com/nicework/docs/nice8?mode=window&pageNumber=52

STAKA mentioned as one of the most exciting labels!

STAKA mentioned as one of the most exciting labels!

“One of the most exciting labels launched from this year’s festival, STAKA is a brand new collection of unisex accessories. Made from leather by designer duo Bylgja Rún Svansdóttir and María Kristín Jónsdóttir, the pieces are a crossover between product design and fashion.” Iceland Review  

STAKA at the Museum of Design and Applied Art

STAKA at the Museum of Design and Applied Art

Something to Write Home About — The story of a fleeting moment, a depiction of a moment in Icelandic product design over the past decade; the infancy of this discipline in times of transformation. We probe into the ideology of select designers from this time period, their collaborations across disciplines and cultural dialogues. In an [...]