Omnom Chocolate

Carefully selected ingredients and intelligent design from Iceland's very own bean-to-bar operation

Many dream of opening a restaurant, or starting their own culinary-centric company, but few have the experience or knowledge to do so. This was not the case for Kjartan Gíslason, a chef-turned-chocolatier and co-owner of Omnom Chocolate; Iceland’s newest bean-to-bar operation. Since September 2013, Gíslason and his three close friends (Óskar Þórðarson, Karl Viggó Vigfússon, André Úlfur Visage) have been running their startup out of …

Word of Mouth: Reykjavik

Fresh cuisine, Nordic design and proper men's threads in Iceland's capital city

We all know the adage, Greenland is icy and Iceland is green. But really, not many know much more of the large island nation inhabited by just 320,000 people. On our most recent trip to Iceland to visit the capital city of Reykjavik for DesignMarch we made it a mission to really explore the little city we’ve come to know and love. Brimming with artistic …

70% Table by Anna Þórunn

Nesting tables inspired by Iceland's collective sweet tooth

Whether it’s a cookie factory turned into a hostel or, in this case, furniture inspired by candy, Icelandic design is often conscious of the country’s collective sweet tooth. Driven by childhood memories of Reykjavik’s old chocolate factory—and the rich smells that would blanket the city on a clear summer day—Icelandic product designer Anne Þórunn created the 70% table in the image of her favorite dark …