“Look to Norway” consists of nine young Norwegian students from various design schools that have joined together to show contemporary design. On habitusliving.com this week we showcase 8 of the best products from Looknorway.com
Why we love it:1+1 is a meeting between traditional handicraft and modern design. The chair’s back and base can be viewed as two different parts that are assembled together. The frame is made out of ash, and the aluminium back will appear in several different colours.
Why we love it: Martin Rygner`s LED lamp is inspired by the power of nature, as well as people`s playfulness and curiosity towards an object. The aluminum lampshade has a touch switch, and balances on a solid base that makes it impossible to tumble over.
Why we love it: Le korpusiør is a series of lamps made with copper and wood. The idea is to combine old craftmanship with new productionmethods and create a meetingpoint between tradition and new expression.
Why we love it: The IO (interacting object) makes tangible the interaction between humans and computers in creative processes. The majority of digital instruments are manufactured in such way that they lose their tactile feeling. The IO is a wooden intermediary that improves the relationship between you and your computer.
Why we love it: W1 and W2 is a lamp series in which all parts are hand turned. The lamp is made of birch and the cable consists of textile cable. W1 is a reading lamp where all parts are put together with simple joints. W2 is a small pendant lamp, that can also be used as floor lamp. It can lie down or stand on the bulb depending on how you will bring out the light.
Why we love it:“Flekk” is a series bowls. All the same but different, these semi- controlled bowls were inspired by
the Milkyway. The look combines the traditional aesthetics of enamelling and coloured glass but “Flekk” bowls are actually made from vacuum molded thermoplastic with acrylic spray paint.
Why we love it: Times is a collection of tableware consisting of a coffee pot, milk jug, sugar shaker and cups. Made from steel, wood and ceramics, the shapes of the objects are inspired by traditional equipment for outdoor brewing of coffee.
It’s a nice idea to support emerging designers. But aside from that, what are the benefits of doing so? What do we as consumers get out of buying these new designs and what does it mean for the future of the design industry?