EVENT / Oslo Design Fair
Oslo Design Fair September 2018
Panafold stopped by the Oslo Design Fair to see what’s new in Scandinavian interiors. The Fair has a relaxed vibe and the theme was “Moment” -- we interpreted the theme as a pivotal moment when the Fair is becoming more international (with Danish vendors such as Hay and Fredericia) and more open to the public. That being said, all the written materials and talks are in Norwegian.
Finally, we were delighted to see up-and-coming Norwegian designers such as Hallgeir Homstvedt, Kristine Five Melvaer, NoiDoi, Lars Tomøe, and Vera & Kyte. Included in this group was Runa Klock (image above) who we have profiled here. Klock gave a talk on her multi-faceted design projects, and offered a glimpse of fine new blankets she is designing for Røros Tweed.
We plan to spend a day at the Design Fair next year, too.
More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/155920359@N03/
A contract furniture company that also showed well was Stellar Works. It prides itself on Asian aesthetics and traditional craft. Like Lund’s website, Stellar Work’s self-description did not describe what we saw.. Think sturdy, elegant chairs, barstools, bookcases, tables and more made of beautiful wood and textiles, or more rugged materials, equally at home in an urban apartment or the workplace.