Materials in Dialog

The origin of the store Norway Designs in Oslo was an exhibition called “Norway Designs for living”, shown for the first time in Chicago in 1951, and several other places throughout the United States until 1953 with the purpose of  promoting Norwegian design. In 1957 the store Norway Designs was established in Oslo. The store has still a leading role in promoting Norwegian craft and design.

In 2014 Norway Designs established an exhibition series called Norway Designs Nå. The exhibitions aim is to promote Norwegian crafts, design and the people who create. It focuses on dissemination of Norwegian design, and contributes to increase understanding and knowledge of Norwegian designers, products and production. This autumns exhibition is Norway Designs Nå Vol.5.2, and has the title Identity (the second this year with the same title). With this theme the exhibition investigates the relationship between artisans and designers, and how the material and technique they have chosen affects the identity of the product. The exhibition will last from September 13 to October 23 in Norway Designs store.

 

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. Ceramics by Anette Krogstad.

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. Ceramics by Anette Krogstad.

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. textile by Ida Hagen.

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. Glass by Kjersti Johannessen.

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. Ceramics by Maria Jonsson.

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. Ceramics by Maria Jonsson.

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. Tools wood work by James Lowley.

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. Tools wood work by James Lowley.

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. Concrete plate by Jomi Evers. Foto: Linn Ellevseth.

Norway Designs Nå Vol. 5.2 – IDENTITY. Ceramics by Bjarne Nielsen.