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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.

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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

Clockwise from top: "Aerial" floor lamp by Bjørn van den Berg & Falke Svatun; "Sjera" Larvikite and ash vessel by Kristine Bjaadal; "Pour" cast-porcelain pitcher by günzler.polmar; "Jut" oak and stone sideboard by Thomas Jenkins; "En Glömd Värld" copper sculpture by Aron Irving-Li (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
Clockwise from top: "Aerial" floor lamp by Bjørn van den Berg & Falke Svatun; "Sjera" Larvikite and ash vessel by Kristine Bjaadal; "Pour" cast-porcelain pitcher by günzler.polmar; "Jut" oak and stone sideboard by Thomas Jenkins; "En Glömd Värld" copper sculpture by Aron Irving-Li (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Gauge" floor lamp and "Loen" sculpture by Kneip; "Tumble" stoneware vase by Falke Svatun; "Three Cities: Deconstructed" ceramic serving tiles by Vera & Kyte (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Gauge" floor lamp and "Loen" sculpture by Kneip; "Tumble" stoneware vase by Falke Svatun; "Three Cities: Deconstructed" ceramic serving tiles by Vera & Kyte (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Meld" pendant lamp by Noidoi; "Between" armchair by Sara Wright Polmar; "Three Cities: Deconstructed" ceramic serving tile by Vera & Kyte; "Stilleben" clay bowls by Ann Krisin Einarsen; "Pour" cast-porcelain pitcher by günzler.polmar (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Meld" pendant lamp by Noidoi; "Between" armchair by Sara Wright Polmar; "Three Cities: Deconstructed" ceramic serving tile by Vera & Kyte; "Stilleben" clay bowls by Ann Krisin Einarsen; "Pour" cast-porcelain pitcher by günzler.polmar (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Trace" wooden platter by Sverre Uhnger; "Changing Perspective" wood and bronze objects by Elin Hedberg; "Dais" stoneware platter by Kristine Bjaadal; "Archie" stackable chair by Runa Klock (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Trace" wooden platter by Sverre Uhnger; "Changing Perspective" wood and bronze objects by Elin Hedberg; "Dais" stoneware platter by Kristine Bjaadal; "Archie" stackable chair by Runa Klock (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Vigeland" patinated bronze vase by Andreas Engevik; "KVEIK" clay and wood candleholder by Barmen & Brekke; "Pebble Stories" bracelet by Millie Behrens (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Vigeland" patinated bronze vase by Andreas Engevik; "KVEIK" clay and wood candleholder by Barmen & Brekke; "Pebble Stories" bracelet by Millie Behrens (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Monstera" cutlery by Lars Beller Fjetland; "Pour" stoneware bowl by günzler.polmar (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Monstera" cutlery by Lars Beller Fjetland; "Pour" stoneware bowl by günzler.polmar (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Steinlav" stoneware plate by Anette Krogstad; "Tillit" stoneware bowl by Sara Skotte (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
"Steinlav" stoneware plate by Anette Krogstad; "Tillit" stoneware bowl by Sara Skotte (styled by Kråkvik & D’Orazio; photo by Siren Lauvdal)
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