Structure Showcases Norwegian Design
Scandinavian design continues to evolve apace with the design world at large, and Norway in particular has seen a quiet renaissance lately.
Well-established though it may be, Scandinavian design continues to evolve apace with the design world at large, and Norway in particular has seen a quiet renaissance lately. Recent years have seen the formation of organizations such as Klubben (est. 2011), the Norwegian designer’s union, and Norwegian Crafts (est. 2012), which is dedicated to contemporary craft. These two organizations joined forces with paint purveyor Jotun and the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DOGA) to present “Structure“, a showcase of young Norwegian designers, 26 in all, at Ventura Lambrate during the Salone this year.
Curated by interior stylists Kråkvik & D’Orazio and Hanna Nova Beatrice, editor-in-chief of Swedish design magazine Residence, the exhibition lived up to its intention “to showcase the vision, innovation and artistry behind Norway’s contemporary creative scene”. The nation’s top design talents were invited to interpret the theme of “structure” or “trace”, yielding diverse yet predominantly understated results. From furniture and lighting to textiles and housewares, the result is at once a survey of the state of Norwegian design in 2016 and a promise of great things to come.
Participating designers: Andreas Engesvik, Anette Krogstad, Anja Borgersrud, Ann Kristin Einarsen, Aron Irving-Li, Barmen & Brekke, Bjørn van den Berg & Falke Svatun, Christina Peel, Elin Hedberg, Falke Svatun, günzler.polmar, Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Kneip, Kristin Opem, Kristine Bjaadal, Lars Beller Fjetland, Marianne Andersen, Martin Solem, Millie Behrens, Noidoi, Runa Klock, Sara Skotte, Sara Wright Polmar, Sverre Uhnger, Thomas Jenkins, Vera & Kyte