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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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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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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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Kunstnernes Hus

This autumn Victoria Günzler and I have worked on an exciting project doing furniture and interior work for Kunstnernes Hus, which is one of the biggest contemporary art institutions in Norway. The foundation and gallery is located in an incredible modernist building from 1930, designed by architects Gudolf Blakstad og Herman Munthe-Kaas. Earlier this year the building was actually named Norways most important public building, because of it´s great architecture.

In the entrance hall there is a front desk along with a restaurant and bar, and we were asked to do some work in this area. The room itself is really beautiful, with window bands along the top of all the walls, a characteristic red roof, patterned marble floor, and enormous glass sphere lamps. Our goal was to make the interior of the big space more connected, to add warmth, and to create an atmosphere that encourage people to use the room in a more laid-back and relaxed manner.

They wanted to change the bar counters, but limited time and budget made it necessary to keep the construction and just work on the visual appearance. Our work included designing new covering for the counters, with a composition of big tiles made of white and gray pigmented plywood. We also designed a new wardrobe, a bookshelf on wheels, and bar tables, and chose new sofas and bar stools. It was fantastic to get to work with such an amazing space, and to try to come up with solutions that highlight and underline the existing architecture.

We had the sofabench and barstools reuphostered in “Remix” fabric by Kvadrat, in different shades of grays and black

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Dagbladet


Interview with Victoria Günzler and me in the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.

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Logo

Logo for collaboration projects with Victoria Günzler

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