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!
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!
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
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!
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
Thai design studios THINKK and Studio248 have joined to develop a series of furniture, and the result will be presented during this year’s Salone del Mobile fair. Here they are showing a vase in ash wood and marble, a lamp, a chair and my favorite – the multifunctional, adjustable closet; the “7-day-closet”. Get more information and have a look at all four products at Architonic.
Das rote paket had a ready-made design competition called hellogoodbye, where participants were asked to make products for the entrance area. The products had to be made out of prefabricated parts and should be possible for others to replicate without special knowledge or tools. Here are my two favorite entries.
Awesome hooks made of kids building blocks by Snug
Another great idea for wall hooks; old sugar jar lids… Zuckerbaby by Skaj