STEiNUNN - Fashion label based in Reykjavík, Iceland.

 

STEiNUNN offers a signature collection by Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, informed by the land and cultural traditions from which she first emerged. The collections expresses a love of knits, detail and craft, both in technique and in the very fabric she works with.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir

 

AWARDS – HONOURS

2011 “Indriði Award” Icelandic Fashion Council, first time recepiant

2009 Reykjavík City Artist 2009, Reykjavik City, Iceland

2008 Söderberg Prize, Gothenburg, Sweden

2008 Myndstef Award, Nomination, Reykjavík, Iceland

2008 FKA – Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Reykjavík.

2007 Winner of “Ginen 2007”, Nordic fashion awards.

2007 Awarded by President of Iceland the “Knight´s Cross”

2006 Icelandic Visual Art Award, Nomination

2006 Saga Fur Workshop, Copenhagen

2003 Designer of the year award in Iceland, “Menningarverðlaun”

2000 Finalist in Enkamania Design Talent

1986 Adri Gold Thimble Award

1986 Norman Norell Scholarship

1985 Norman Norell Scholarship

1985 Carmelo Pomodoro Silver Thimble Award

1985 Designer of the Future, Knitted Textiles Association

 

SELECTED PRIVATE – EXHIBITIONS

2009 “Steinunn” Kjarvalstaðir, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland.

2008 “STEiNUNN” Rhösska Design Museum, Söderberg,Gothenburg.

2006 “Fortíð – Nútíð”  Textil Museum, Blöndós, Iceland.

2006 "Retrospective", Nordatlantesbrygge Copenhagen.

2006 “Sjónþing - a retrospective”, Gallery Gerðuberg, Reykjavik

 

SELECTED GROUP – EXHIBITION

2013 “Nordic Design” Design Museum Iceland.

2013 “Nordic Cool” Kennedy Art Center for Performing Arts, Washington DC, USA.

2012 “Nordic Design”  Vandalorum Design Museum, Sweden.

2011 “Looking Back”, Nordic Fashion Biennale, Nordic Museum, Seattle.

2011 “On the Cutting Edge” Museum for Applied Art, Frankfurt.

2010 "STEiNUNN" Upbeat, Gallery 751D Bejing, China

2010 "STEiNUNN" Nordic Light House, World Expo, Shanghai

2009 “Code” Belle Center Copenhagen, Denmark

2009 “Nordic Fashion Biennale” Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland

2007 “Iceland Cometh",Meatpacking District, ICFF, Gallery, New York.

2007 “Icelandic Fashion & Design", Nordic Embassies, Berlin

2006 “Icelandic Fashion”, National Centre for Cultural Heritage, Reykjavik

2006 “Mode and Design Aus Islande” National Centre for Cultural Heritage, Reykjavik

2006 "Retrospective",Nordatlantesbrygge Copenhagen

2006 “Sjónþing - a retrospective”, Gallery Gerðuberg, Reykjavik

2006 "Fashion & Design", The Museum of Applied Art, Cologne

2005 "Icelandic culture", Stockholm’s Auktionsverk.

2005 “world Expo 2005” World Fair Tokyo, Japan

2004 “Nordic cool”, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA.

2002 Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona

2002 "5 X 5 Nordic Design", Stockholm Design show

 

CURATOR – EXHIBITIONS 

2013 “Silver” National Museum of Iceland w/Páll Hjaltason

2012 “Fingramál”, Icelandic Design Museum

2012 “Tízka”  / “Fashion”, National Museum of Iceland

2010 “World Expo 2010 ” Iceland Pavillion Shanghai, curated w/Páll Hjaltason, Finnbogi Péturs, Ámundi Sigurðs, Saga Film.

2005 “Ómur, National Museum of Iceland, curated w/Páll Hjaltason

2004 “Transforme”, Gallery Marel, Reykjavík, curated w/Páll Hjaltason

2004 “Transforme” VIA Gallery, Paris, curated w/Páll Hjaltason

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC MUSEUMS

2009 Hönnunarsafn Íslands, Design Museum of Iceland.

2009 Rhösska Design Museum, Söderberg Priz, Göthenborg.

2009 Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo,Norway

 

 

 

LECTURES

2013 “Rhythm Knitting ” Kennedy Art Center for Performing Arts, Washington DC, USA

2012 Fashion gowns and corsilet, National Museum of Iceland.

2011 Íslandsstofa, Icelandic Trade Council,

2011 “Looking Back to find our Future”, Nordic Fashion Biennale, Nordic Museum, Seattle, USA.

2011 “Thinking Hands” National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavík Art School

2010 Bejing Fashion Institue of Technology, Bejing China

2009 University of Iceland, Reykjavík Iceland

2009 Nordic Council of Ministers, Kultur Forum, Felleshus - Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany

2009 CCP, Reykjavík Art Museum

2009 Lava 2009, Seminar, Iðnó, Reykjavík, Iceland

2009 Confederation of the Icelandic Employment (Santök Atvinnulífsins), Reykjavík, Iceland

2009 Innovation Conference, Nýsköpunarþing, Reykjavík, Iceland

2009 Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri, Ísland

2009 “Nordic Fashion Biennale” Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland

2009 Iðnskólinn í Hafnarfirði, Ísland

2009 Art teachers in Iceland, Listmenntakennarar á Íslandi

2008 Rhösska Design Museum Gothenborg, Söderberg Priz, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2008 National Museum of Iceland, Norrænir safnverðir, Reykjavík

2008 FIT, New York Panel Discussion, New York, USA

2008 FIT,New York Fashion Design Students, New York, USA

2007 Skt. Petersburg Fashion Students, Nordic House, Iceland

2007 FIT, New York, Fashion Design Gallery, New York, USA

2007 Design Center, Klaus K., Helsinki Finland,

2007 “Icelandic Fashion & Design", Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany.

2006 Design students, Reykjavík Art School, Reykjavík, Iceland

2006 “Scandinavian House” Aalands Island, Finland

2006 "Retrospective", Nordatlantesbrygge Copenhagen

2006 “Fortíð – Nútíð” Textile Museum,  Blöndósi, 

2006 “Sjónþing - a retrospective”, Gallery Gerðuberg, Reykjavik

2005 Fashion Students, LHI, Icelandic Academy of art, Reykjavík, Iceland

2004 “Nordic cool”, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA.

2004 WorkshopmNational Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA.

2004 “Nordic design” The Scandinavian House, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

TEACHING

2013 Reykjavik Art School, Masterclass in Knitting

2012 Seminar for Art Teachers, Reykjavik Art School

2012 Reykjavik Art School, Masterclass in Knitting 2nd year

2011 Reykjavik Art School, Masterclass in Knitting 1st year

2010 Icelandic Academy of Art, Critique

2008 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, Master Class in Knitting

2007 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, Fashion Design Art Advisory Board

2000 – 2006 Icelandic Academy of Art.  Lecturer, teacher and critique.

1993 – 1994   Critic, Parsons School of Design

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2000 - Present, Founder and Creative Director of STEiNUNN. 

2000 - 2002.  Design Director La Perla Ready to Wear

1995 - 2000. Director, Senior Designer, Gucci Group

1989 - 1995.  Director, Senior Designer Calvin Klein Inc., Collection, CK Sport and Jeans Divisions

1988 - 1989.  Freelance Designer

1987 - 1988.  Designer Polo/Ralph Lauren Collection

1986 - 1987.  Assistant Designer Carmelo Pomodoro

 

EDUCATION

1982 – 1986 Parsons School of Design, New York BFA, Fashion Design, with honours.

1981 – 1982  Reykjavík School of Art, Iceland.