New products are being developed in a slightly shabby office building at the Oslo East area. Nicolai Gulliksen, Kjetil Gudem and Preben Mehren have established a new Norwegian brand named Objekt (as in objects). The three entrepreneurs possess different relevant experiences; Nicolai is a product designer, Kjetil has a long time experience in sales and marketing, and Preben has experience as a foam and padding expert from furniture production. Currently, they are three plus two interns on 30 square meters, with sketches of material samples and prototypes piled along the walls. The new brand will develop furniture, lamps and various objects, focusing on everyday products. At the Milan Design Week this month they will be represented as a part of the Norwegian Presence exhibition.
Objekt will engage both Norwegian and international designers in the future. Currently, the collection consists of a Hans Brattrud chair from 1960 adjusted to a modern production method, a flexible wooden table with a tabletop of Larvikitt stone by the designers Sverre Uhnger and Thomas Jenkins, a pendant lamp of wool fabric by Swedish designer Jonas Forsman, a small table series by Vera & Kyte, Mono Cup porcelain crockery by Japanese Kodai Iwamoto, and glass products by German Gerdesmeyer & Krohn. By the autumn of 2018 there will be another ten products, all developed in the same spirit; everyday objects for everyday use.
Nicolai Gulliksen, Preben Mehren and Kjetil Gudem have established a new Norwegian brand named Objekt, with the aim to develop everyday objects for everyday use. The pendant lamp made of wool fabric is by Swedish designer Jonas Forsman and is a part of their first collection.
A Hans Brattrud chair from 1960 adjusted to a modern production method is also a part of Objekt´s first collection. Hans Brattrud is a well known Norwegian designer and architect which several chair designs from the sixties are popular new productions.
Mono Cup porcelain crockery by Japanese Kodai Iwamoto, and glass products by German Gerdesmeyer & Krohn.
A flexible wooden table that also comes with a tabletop of Larvikitt stone by the designers Sverre Uhnger and Thomas Jenkins.