BENKT

Since my last post Victoria and I have exhibited in Paris and London, and I wanted to share one of our projects with you. In London we were part of the exhibition 100% Norway and presented the duo BENKT, which consist of a bench and a blanket. The bench is inspired by traditional Scandinavian kitchen benches, and is made with natural and pure materials; pinewood, leather and Norwegian produced wool textile. The blanket is made with traditional weaving technique in brightly colored wool, and manufactured with the help of Røros Tweed. The photos are taken by the talented photographer Kaja Bruskeland. Please visit our brand new website gunzlerpolmar.no to see more of our work.

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Look to Norway

Tomorrow morning (or rather in the middle of the night tonight…) I´m leaving for Paris, to be part of the exhibition Look to Norway during Paris Design Week. I have never been to Paris so I´m really looking forward to exploring a new city! Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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Blur

Designers Big-game have created a series of objects all with graduating patterns as a theme. The Blur series consists of tables, mirrors, lamps and a vase. Via Dezeen

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The State of Things – Tingenes Tilstand!

Finally our design exhibition Tingenes Tilstand is opened, and it is really a collection of amazing products! In April, we sent each of the exhibitors a box with carefully selected everyday objects (like the ones above), and they were challenged to design a product or piece of furniture inspired by the box and its content. This resulted in 17 objects, by 18 exciting Norwegian designers, that are all interpretations of the same design brief.

We had a lot of guests on our opening party last night, and many visitors today. Hopefully the rest of the weekend will be busy as well. As I promised the entire exhibition is presented on our website www.k-l-u-b-b-e-n.no/tt  Please stop by and have a look! I´m so incredibly proud and happy with the result!

“Epaulette” frame by Caroline Olsson and Ida Noemi  Photo by Kaja Bruskeland

“Chanterelle” table by Maria Bjørlykke

“Fyr” lantern by Marianne Andersen

“Show” & “Tell” by günzler.polmar  Photo by Kaja Bruskeland

“Tint” room divider and “Bloom” lamp by Kristine Five Melvær. Photos by Erik Five Gunnerud.

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Design exhibition: Tingenes Tilstand


It´s been quiet here lately, because I have some  projects that keeps me really busy. Most importantly; together with Sverre and Victoria I´m arranging a design exhibition in Oslo called “Tingenes Tilstand” (The State of Things).

More than six months ago we invited a group of  talented and exciting product and furniture designers to develop brand new work based on a given design brief. I´m proud to say that in my opinion the participants really are among the best in Norway! In two weeks we open, Thursday August 30th – September 2, at Galleri TM51 in Oslo.

For those of you who can´t make it to Oslo, we will launch a website where we will publish all the work, the same day as the exhibition opens. Unfortunately I can not reveal the work just yet, but I promise I will in a few weeks!

Exhibitors:

Victoria Günzler, Sara Wright Polmar, Sverre Uhnger, Kristine Bjaadal, Kristine Five Melvær, Gridy, Hallgeir Homstvedt, Petter Skogstad, Martin Solem, Siv Lier, Erlend Bleken, Maria Bjørlykke, Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, Marianne Andersen, Caroline Olsson, Ida Noemi, and Thomas Jenkins

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Converted Factory

This great converted factory space is done by British architect William Tozer. I really love the combination of wood and concrete, and seriously envy the large and beautiful windows… And what a nice working space! Via Ideas To Steal.

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Spotted Hooks and Mirror

I´m so excited that Danish furniture chain Bolia have now launched their first günzler.polmar product – Spotted Hooks and Spotted Mirror. We (Victoria Günzler and I) designed this about a year ago, and even though is feels like a long time this has actually been an efficient process. I don´t have much experience but I believe that it usually takes even longer from an initial idea to a final product is launched.

It is great to see our work realized in the “real world”, and not just as prototypes laying around, gathering dust in our homes! And I have to admit it´s really cool to see our products and our portraits in the beautiful Bolia 2013 catalog. To think that our work will be hanging in homes in several countries is quite amazing!

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Kitchen stuff

As I mentioned in an earlier post we have bought an apartment that is being built and won´t be ready for another 15-18 months. But, this autumn we are actually going to design and order our kitchen! We don´t have a plan yet, but a lot of wishes, and a lot of different things we like. I think we will go for something quite clean and neutral when it comes to the kitchen itself, and then spice it up with fun furniture and details to give it personality. Here is a small selection of my favorite kitchen accessories at the moment!

1. Hester chair, Habitat

2. Food storage “Gro” by Victoria Günzler

3. Kitchen accessories, HAY

4. Pendant lamp, IKEA PS

5. J104 + J77, HAY

6. Plus Salt and Pepper mills, Norway Says for Muuto

7. Geometrical tiles, Heath Ceramics

8. Catrineholm Lotus Nesting Bowls, Etsy

9. DIY dipped wooden utensils, House of Ernest

10. Tea Towels, HAY

11. Flap Wall Clock, Habitat

12. Kitchen art print, My Retro Nest, Etsy

13. Pantone Mugs

14.Kitchen Aid mixer

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Back to work – soon

I really haven´t been a great blogger lately, but I´m sure I´m not the only one in vacation mode these days. On Monday it is back to work and every day life, this includes spending much more time in front of my computer, which hopefully equals a lot of inspiration and many more posts! Until then I´m gonna enjoy the weekend, hope you do that too!

source: I can read

 

 

Childrens furniture

Beautiful and fun kids furniture collection, “Protection”, by Korean designers Jaekyoung Kim and Hyunjin Seo. Via Ideas to Steal

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