Studio Tour with Atlason

Join us for a studio visit to Atlason, a New York City-based design firm and winner of the 2023 National Design Award for Product Design. Atlason is a strategic innovation and industrial design studio founded in 2004 by Hlynur Vagn Atlason. The studio designs consumer products, furniture, and packaging for a range of companies across sectors. Their recent designs include a completely compostable packaging system that ships plants safely, an award-winning indoor-outdoor rotomoulded lounge chair that is 100% recyclable, and a disruptive, ergonomic razor designed for womankind. 

Atlason left his native Iceland for France to study at the Sorbonne in Paris before moving to New York to attend The New School, Parsons School of Design, where he started his eponymous studio.   

During the visit, meet Hylnur and others from the Atlason team who will share about the history of their practice, the techniques and values of their work, and details of their furniture, packaging, and product projects. Attendees will get a tour of the studio and office space, getting to see models and visuals that are critical to Atlason’s practice.   

Learn more about the National Design Awards and past honorees.  


Program Length: 90 minutes 
Interactivity Level: Medium. Participants will move through different areas of the studio and office space. Participants will be encouraged to ask the Atlason staff questions.
Intended Audience: People curious about product design, packaging, and want to know more about what it is like to work for a design studio. No previous design or architecture knowledge is required.


  • Location: This program will take place at the Atlason studio and office space in SoHo, New York. The studio is on the second floor of the building and has access via stairs and an elevator. The building has ADA-compliant restrooms. The exact location will be shared with attendees upon completed registration. 
  • What to Expect: This program will include a brief presentation followed by the opportunity to explore their studio space and talk to the Atlason staff.
  • AccommodationsFor general questions and requests for additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible.


National Design Awards Partners

Shelby and Frederick Gans
Helen and Edward Hintz

National Design Awards Sponsors
Alexandra and Paul Herzan
Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer
Crystal and Chris Sacca

National Design Awards Patrons
Kimberly Schuessler
Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon
Jon C. Iwata
Agnes Gund
Scott Belsky
Victor Calise
Champions Design
Heller Furniture
Bobby Martin
Thomas Robinson
Margaret Stewart