Norwegian Presence is a platform for the best sustainable design and manufacture in Norway. Organised and co-curated by Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) since 2015, the exhibition presents the materials, aesthetics and thinking that define contemporary design in Norway today. And for 2021, its presentation has a brand-new digital platform.
At norwegianpresence.no, visitors can discover new furniture, lighting, textiles and home accessories from nine designers and studios at the forefront of sustainable design in Norway. Alongside, visitors can meet the pioneering manufacturers leading the push towards a circular economy – a value-driven system of making that benefits both human society and the natural world. For more information visit Norwegianpresence.no
In March and April, Norwegian Presence will host two special half-day events:
From Maker to Museum / 25 March 2021
Craft is ingrained in the approaches of Norwegian manufacturers. Looking through the lens of a growing appreciation of bespoke design and small-batch production, this event will explore the path from designers and craftspeople to museums and collectors, and consider the role that manufacturers play in the journey between the two.
A new paradigm in interior design? / 22 April 2021
The Covid-induced blurring of the boundaries between homes and workspaces has coincided with an aesthetic shift. A new ‘resi-mercial’ style is emerging – characterised by warmth, texture, personality and intimacy. This event explores how new products and prototypes in Norwegian industrial design are reflecting these new interior trends.