Join at Milan
The Norwegian exhibition at Milan Design Week 2019 is a collaboration between Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA), Klubben design collective and Norwegian Crafts. – Starting from a shared desire to shift towards sustainability, JOIN by Norwegian Presence have invited people from varied industries to work together to find the solutions that our increasingly resource-scarce world requires. Collaboration is a prerequisite in creating a sustainable future. We have to acknowledge the apparent contradiction that being a part of Milan Design Week entails – after all, the act of participation in itself contributes to increased production. However, we believe the power of this platform to build awareness and influence the industry is unrivaled on the global stage, and that there is no where better in the world to make our case. This year, we asked Norwegian designers and artists to address the issue of sustainability from a wider perspective. As well as climate considerations and our use of resources, sustainability entails economic and social aspects, a commitment to democratic and inclusive processes, and a consideration of the needs of future generations, the press release explains.
The Join by Norwegian Presence exhibits objects from 21 designers and artists curated by the creative studio Kråkvik&D´Orazio. The designers participating are: Erik Wester, Henrik Ødegaard, Kaja Solgaard Dahl, Kim Thomé, KnudsenBergHindenes, Marte Frøystad, Martin Høgh Olsen, Mijo Studio, Noidoi, Stine Aas and Vera & Kyte, and the craft artists: Anita Hanch-Hansen, Kent Fonn Skåre, Máret Ánne Sara & Matt Lambert and Tron Meyer. The products on display have been selected in collaboration with the designers Kristine Bjaadal and Hallgeir Homstvedt, who are also responsible for the overall exhibition design. The exhibition will last until Sunday April 14. Photo: Inger Marie Grini.