The minimal Scandinavian aesthetic of Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll’s products has proven a perfect match for Danish company Muuto.
The brand’s “new Nordic” philosophy challenges emerging local designers to develop a style in keeping with the region’s world-renowned design reputation. The Norwegian duo’s continually expanding collection of minimal furniture and accessories proves they’re up to the task.
Previously founders of design group Norway Says, Anderssen & Voll set up their Oslo studio in 2009 and began working with Muuto shortly afterwards.
The duo’s home city lends its name to their latest seating range for the brand. The Oslo series includes slender upholstered two- and three-seater models, along with a chair in the same style. All feature a gently rounded backrest, with seat cushions that taper inward to dainty aluminium legs.
Anderssen & Voll’s chunkier designs in Muuto’s repertoire include the Rest sofa, which features an oak base and giant armrests you can sink into. The even plumper Connect modular system allows users to configure their desired size and shape from 11 different marshmallow-like components.
For dressing any of the seats, the designers have also created a set of quilted scatter cushions – knitted using a bespoke technique that forms a grid pattern across the soft, pastel-coloured surfaces.
The Float candlesticks – cast-aluminium platforms reminiscent of small boats that surround a candle at one end – complete the series and bring the Nordic tradition of cosy candlelight to any home.
Muuto products are available to buy from design store Skandium’s outposts in Marylebone, Brompton and concession in Selfridges, as well as from Islington boutique TwentyTwentyOne.