Design trends: cool Norway

A new crop of Norwegian designers emerging on the Scandinavian style scene showcase their crisp, streamlined furniture, lighting and home accessories
Inspired by cool glacial fjords, majestic mountains and an incessantly rainy climate, a new crop of Norwegian designers are emerging on the Scandinavian style scene to rival those of Denmark and Sweden.

We saw the most promising young talent from the design schools of Oslo and Bergen showcasing their crisp, streamlined furniture, lighting and home accessories in the show 100% Norway at Tent London (tentlondon.co.uk) - some for the first time.

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Lars Beller Fjetland's wooden birds are made from a variety of reclaimed wood. £53 each (discipline.eu).
Magnus Pettersen's Beacon light is inspired by lighthouses. £250 to order (magnuspettersen.com).
Morten & Jonas's Locked chair was designed in collaboration with prisoners in Norway's Vik prison and is made using traditional carpentry techniques without screws or nails. Still in prototype (morten-jonas.no).
Lars Beller Fjetland's Drifted stools have a cork seat for flexible comfort. £121 each (discipline.eu).
Trolley from Frost Produkt, an award-winning Oslo-based design agency. Still in prototype (frostprodukt.no).
Inspired by traditional Scandinavian kitchen benches, Sara Polmar and Victoria Günzler's Benkt bench is clean and simple. Still in prototype (victoriagunzler.no or sarapolmar.no).
Oscar Narud's ingenious Ship Shape freestanding book shelves. £850 to order (oscarnarud.com).

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