Design students exhibit furniture at the world's largest, Scandinavian furniture fair
This year's 11 design students at Bergen National Academy of the Arts are seeking their fortune at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, 7th - 11th February, with their exciting prototypes of furniture. The Fair is the world's largest meeting place for Nordic design, and this is the ninth time that students from the Academy participate. Project leader is Professor Dave Vikøren.
This year's 11 design students at Bergen National Academy of the
Arts are seeking their fortune at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, 7th
- 11th February, with exciting prototypes of furniture that are the
results of a comprehensive interior project. Two buildings in
Sandviken, with the venerable "Reperbanen" as their closest
neighbor, are the point of departure for their assignment. The
students' interiors and furniture should provide the local
environment as well as the Bergen population with something new,
and also be a destination in itself. "Culinary Experiences" has
been their theme.
Inspiration from the students' own travels and experiences have left their mark on many products, ranging from weekend trips to the national-romantic Sirdal highlands in Vest-Agder, to longer stays in traditional Kitakyushu, Japan. The furniture has been inspired by our Nordic climate, which clearly shows in the color palette as well as in the use of light woods. The students value the lasting and durable materials and have used a clean and sober idiom. The works exhibited in Stockholm are full-scale prototypes made by the students, mainly at the workshops at the Academy.
Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair is the world's largest meeting place for Nordic design. Here, students and newly established designers get a unique opportunity to establish contacts among manufacturers and to show themselves to the press and others within the industry. The exhibition has positioned itself today as one of the most important interior design fairs in the world.
Wednesday 8th February at 2 pm, stand no V04:10, Greenhouse
Press contact student Trine-Lise Giske: +47 99 48 54 12 (email@example.com)
Project leader professor Dave Vikøren: +47 90 10 53 48 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head of Information Astri Kamsvåg: +47 93 03 43 30 (email@example.com)
Professor Dave Vikøren (Project leader)
Adjunct Professor Steinar Hindenes
Associate Professor Eli-Kirstin Eide
Assistant Professor and technician (wood), Øivind Eide
Technician (metal), Svein Orrebakken
These objects are being exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 7th - 11th February
LARS BELLER FJETLAND: Nuki
Materials: elm & carrara marble
CATHRINE BÆKKEN: Booi
Materials: birch & sandblasted glass
SILJE NESDAL: Futo
Materials: birch, wool fabric and wool felt
MARTE STRAALBERG: Ida
Materials: ash & wool fabric
TRINE-LISE GISKE: Nor
ELISABETH VÅPENSTAD HOLM: Tinde
MARTIN RYGNER: VI-TO
Materials: ash & steel
PERNILLE AKSELSEN: Harbour
Materials: solid maple wood & frosted glass
ANNA BIRNA BJÖRNSDÓTTIR: Broti"Broti" is a multi functional furniture that makes life more comfortable. It can be used as a sitting furniture, table and a footstool all at the same time. "Broti" is a pouf that has two slots where it is possible to put two tables in any way suitable for the users. The tables can also be kept under it when not in use. "Broti" can be used by more than one person at the time. "Broti" can fit in public spaces like cafés and hotel lobbies or even at home.
Materials: birch, wool fabric, foam, plywood
Natasha Bendiksen Crona: Maple
Material: maple wood
Thomas Wroldsen: Sera
The comfortable seat is made out of solid foam and upholstered in the finest wool fabrics Norway has to offer. The bottom part is made from polished steel with a solid wooden base. These materials can also be changed depending on the environment. "Sera" is developed for the public market, but can also be used for the home market.