Interiors

icons of Norway

Norwegian design is a key contributor to the heritage of Scandinavian design from such classics as The Scandia chair by Hans Brattrud, 1957 and Dokka lighting by Birger Dahl, 1954 , influencing modern design today. I have to hold my hands up, I’ve been a little biased with my scandi design research, having mainly had my eyes open for Danish, Swedish and Finnish design, sorry Norway and Iceland, I promise to learn more! 

The Icons of Norway exhibition, previously hosted at Tent London and Skandium showroom, showcased a selection of Mid- Century classics along side contemporary designers. This clever curation creates a homogeneous aesthetic of Norwegian talent from both past to present, clearly emphasizing the importance of materials and craftsmanship within nordic design culture. I’ve selected a few of my favourites.

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F J O R D F I E S T A

Icons of norway - Scandia Prince_Hans Bratterud_Fjordfiesta_Norwegian Icons_Photo Kaja Bruskeland

Scandia Prince chair. Designed by Hans Bratterud for FjordFiesta. 
Photo: Kaja Bruskeland

Krobo_Torbjørn Afdal_Fjordfiesta_Norewgian Icons_Photo Kaja Bruskeland

Krobo bench, designed by Torbjørn Afdal. Relaunched by Fjordfiesta and Utopia Workshop. Accessories designed by Anderssen & Voll.
Photo: Kaja Bruskeland

N O R T H E R N  L I G H T I N G

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Birdy, designed by Birger Dahl.

 

T   H   E      N   E   W     D   E   S   I   G   N   E   R   S

F I M B U L

Canary Wharf Brush_Fimbul_Prototype_Photo Siren Lauvdal Fimbul, Canary Wharf Brush. Photo: Siren Lauvdal

 A N D R E A S   E N G E S V I K

Plint_Andreas Engesvik_Magnor_Norwegian Icons_Photo Siren Lauvdal

‘Plint’ glassware by Andreas Engesvik for Magnor Glasswerk

K R I S T I N E   B J A A D A L

Hegne_Kristine Bjaadal_Prototype_Photo Siren Lauvdal

Kristine Bjaadal, Hegne. Photo: Siren Lauvdal

 

H A L L G E I R   H O M S T V E D T

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‘Fauna’ bookends in Nordic rock by Hallgeir and Hege Homstvedt

For more details of future exhibitions, follow 100% Norway, and more info on Norwegian icons here. 

You can also go to Skandium to find products by these designers.

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