norwegian designer

Gerhard Munthe featured image

Between 1877-82, he lived in Munich. As a pictorial artist, he brought about the break with historicism in Norway. Drawing on Norwegian folk art and poetry, he illustrated books and designed tapestries for firms including DNB (Det Norske Billedvaveri).Read More →

Theodor Kittelsen

In the early 1900s, he was a designer for Porsgrunds Porselaensfabrik, Porsgrunn. In 1882 Kittelsen was granted a state scholarship to study in Paris. In 1887 he returned to Norway for good. When back in Norway, he found nature to be a great inspiration. He spent the next two years in Lofoten, where he lived with his sister and brother-in-law at Skomvรฆr Lighthouse. Kittelsen also started to write texts to his drawings there.ย Read More →

Vulcanus from A la Carte range for Figgjo designed by Hermann Bongard

Hermann Bongard Norwegian graphic designer and glassware designer. He studied lithography and commercial design. Read MoreRead More →

Kari Christensen Norwegian Designer

Christensen worked at Royal Copenhagen Porcelain factory; from 1966, worked in own workshop, Oslo; from c1966, taught, Statens Handverks -og Kunstindustriskale, Oslo, and was a professor there from c1986.Read More →

Benny Motzfeldt (1909-95), vases for Randsfjord and Plus

Motzfeldt is best known for her glass creations. Her work is on show at the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design in Oslo, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Kunstindustrimuseum in Copenhagen, the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, and the Frauenau Glass Museum in Germany (donation Wolfgang Kermer).ย Read More →

Marius Hammer - featured image

Hammer was head of one of Norwayโ€™s largest silversmithies. He was best known for his plique-a-jour enamelled spoons popular with tourists and exported in large quantities. He produced the โ€˜Norwegian brilliant enamel workโ€™ spoons offered in the 1896 and 1898 Christmas catalogues of Liberty, London. Read More →

Alf Sture featured image

Furniture, he said, should work as intended. Seating furniture must be adapted to anatomical requirements. Still, beyond this, they should in their form help to characterize an environment with security and warmth and often appeal to something familiar and dear.Read More →

Tias Eckhoff Designer featured image

Tias Eckhoff (1926 – 2016) was a well-known industrial designer in Norway. His production was constrained, but many of his products have endured as timeless design classics. In addition to the design of RBM Ana, RBM Bella, and Low-back Bella, he was also responsible for the famous Maya cutlery and Glohane tableware, to name a few of the solid works that are well-established in Norwegian design history.Read More →

Thorolf Prytz featured image

He began working with goldsmith Oluf Tostrup, the son of goldsmith Jacob Tostrup and co-owner of J. Tostrup. When Oluf Tostrup died in 1882, Prytz became formally associated with J. Tostrup. He was advanced from head designer to co-owner in 1884, after two years of study. Prytz purchased the entire company after Jacob Tostrup died in 1890, keeping the tradename. Read More →

Serving plate with two fish, 1951 designed by Nora Gulbrandsen

She was born to Aksel Julius Hanssen and Anna Sofie Lund in Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway. From 1917 until 1922, she was married to wholesaler Carl Ziegler Gulbrandsen (1892โ€“1976). She married Otto Delphin Amundsen, an engineer and genealogist, in 1943.Read More →

Willy Johansson Glassware

His father was at the Hadelands Glassverk, Jevnaker, where Johansson joined the glassmaking workshop in 1936. He was best known for the white rim on his clear or smoked glassware.Read More →

Hannah Ryggen featured image

Hannah Ryggen (1894 – 1970) was a textile designer and teacher from Sweden. She was born in Malmรถ and worked professionally in Norway.Read More →

Jacob Prytz featured image

Jacob Prytz (1886 – 1962) was a metalworker and designer from Norway. He was born and raised in Oslo, where he also worked.Read More →

Rethinking Sitting by Peter Opsvik

Humans have lived physically active lives for millions of years. On the other hand, industrialisationRead More →

Ida Ekblad Norwegian artist

Ida Ekbladโ€™s practise incorporates painting and sculpture but also poetry, filmmaking and performance. The NorwegianRead More →

Peter Opsvik chairs

Peter Opsvik is a Norwegian furniture designer. In the 1960s, studied ergonomics under Ulrich Burandt and in design schools in Bergen and Oslo. In the 1970s, in Britain and Volkwangschule filr Kunstgewerbe, Essen. 1965-70, he was a designer at the Tandberg Radio Factory.Read More →