2020 Programme; dialogues on innovation in the design and production process

Despite the absence of its usual exhibition platform – Milan – Norwegian Presence is back for a sixth year, bringing the best of Norway’s creative talent to the world design stage. Together, we shine a spotlight on the designers and manufacturers blazing a trail in the realms of circular production and sustainable design thinking.

The curatorial team, Marit Haugen from Oslo-based architects Haugen/Zohar and Benedicte Sunde of DOGA (aka Design and Architecture Norway), has selected 10 of the nation’s designers who are developing intriguing new applications for natural lowercarbon materials such as wood, aluminium, stone and paper.

Table top by Dybwad&Wyller. Objects from the series Epilogue by Thomas Jenkins and Sverre Uhnger and Essence by Vera&Kyte. All in Lundhs Real Stone.
From left: Stick table by Dybwad&Wyller, Leaf Lamp by Sofie&Tiange, table top in marble and raw stone from Lundhs Real Stone and textile from Plesner Patterns.
Korpus by Andreas Bergsaker
Kvitre chair in powder coated steel and leather from Tobias Berg.
From left: Kitchen module by Hamran, Pedestal by Vilde Hagelund, Aluminium&Stone by Ali Gallefoss, S-1500 chair by Bendt Winge, redesigned by Snøhetta and produced by NCP. Behind, Epilogue vase in Lundhs Real Stone and a selection from Vilde Hagelund's Objectum.