Hot on the heels of Norwegian Icons at 100% Norway, the crusaders of Norway’s design heritage are back in town with Icons of Norway at Skandium. Katie Treggiden finds out what’s new.
Norway’s illustrators are stepping out from the pages of children’s books to take centre stage in the country’s creative industries. Katie Treggiden finds out what’s making illustration grow up.
Ever since Sarah Lund stepped onto our screens via Danish television series The Killing, sporting that jumper (actually of Scottish origin), our interest in Scandinavian wool has been piqued. But the Norwegians have been working in wool for centuries. Katie Treggiden investigates the enduring appeal of this ancient material.
When Einar Kleppe Holthe saw a Fredrik Kayser dining chair labelled ‘mid-century, probably Danish,’ he realised it was time to put Norway’s design heritage back on the map – Norwegian Icons was his response. Katie Treggiden traces the birth of the campaign.
Norwegian designers seem to work in collectives or pleasingly alliterative ‘design duos’ more frequently than their British counterparts. Katie Treggiden investigates why and explores the benefits of teamwork.