Friday, May 30, 2014

Oslo Designer

In the June issue of Viking, we caught up with designer Hallgeir Homstvedt. The Oslo native opened his furniture, interior and product design studio in 2009 and exhibits his work around the world. Homstvedt’s Kavai chair (pictured above) was awarded the “Elle” Decoration Award in the category “Chair of the Year by Norway for 2013.”

Here are a few more thoughts from Homstvedt:

“Being in a positive state of mine has always helped me to be open-minded when approaching new tasks in life, as well as influenced my designs.”

“What I like most about my job is that I get to be involved in the whole process—from the original sketch, to an early prototype or computer model. In the end, hopefully it ends up in someone’s living room or office.”

Check out a few of Homstvedt’s designs below and visit his website for more information.

Herman Clock. Photo: Christian Nerdrum

DUO Sofa

Tangent vases. Photo: Christian Nerdrum

Anya Britzius is editor of Viking magazine. She lives in Minneapolis, Minn., and enjoys baking, reading and keeping up on modern Norwegian trends.

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