By MK on November 11, 2014
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…
By MK on March 26, 2014
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.
By MK on March 24, 2014
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, [...]
By MK on July 18, 2012
“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
By MK on March 23, 2012
I’ve been working on a new collection of accessories, designed in collaboration with Bylgja Rún Svansdóttir. Now, during DesignMarch 2012, we proudly introduce STAKA, our brand of continuously evolving line of accessories. STAKA 2012 is a collection of unisex leather neck wear, cut and moulded into unique pieces. The first collection is inspired by The Icelandic [...]
By MK on March 11, 2012
Rætur – íslensk samtíma skartgripahönnun 10. mars – 15. apríl 2012 Sýningin Rætur er sýning á íslenskri samtímaskartgripahönnun, hún veitir innsýn í heim íslenskrar skartgripahönnunar og þær ólíku rætur sem gullsmiðir og skartgripahönnuðir leita í varðandi hugmyndir, efnisval og aðferðir. Flestir gripanna eru sérstaklega unnir fyrir sýninguna og endurspegla mikla grósku á þessu sviði hér á landi. Höfundarnir [...]
By MK on March 10, 2012
I’m happy to announce that Thread was one of two Runners-up for Grapevine’s Product Line of the Year 2012! Here’s what the panel of judges had to say about Thread – it’s called Þráður in Icelandic. “María Kristín Jónsdóttir, Þráður Original, fresh, and bold, Þráður is a great fresh take on accessorizing and jewellery. Perhaps its [...]
By MK on December 7, 2011
Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir, designer and project manager, who chose Thread as her favorite Icelandic design in Iceland Design Centre’s Christmas Calendar, would love to give one to one of my all time favorite artist, Björk! [...]
By MK on December 5, 2011
The top photo shows Mikko Kalhama, CEO of Design Forum, speak at the opening party together with the lovely actress and host of the party, Sanna Stellan – who’s wearing a Thread piece!
By MK on December 3, 2011
Thread has now traveled to Finland! They are now available at the Icelandic Contemporary Pop-Up Shop in Design Forum Shop, Helsinki. There you may also find beautiful design by Hrafnkell Birgisson, Vík Prjónsdóttir, Megan Herbert and other Icelandic designers.