Oval is a Norwegian design classic inspired by the country's rural heritage, with refined workmanship and a distinct Scandinavian style. Designed in the 1960s by missionary and designer Einar Barnes, Oval was an export success and currently achieves record prices at international auctions. For over a decade, Utopia Retro Modern has promoted Norwegian design history through sales and exhibitions and is now relaunching this design icon. Oval can be used as a magazine holder in the living room or an elegant wastepaper basket at the office. Available in oiled oak and walnut.
Ever since they started in 2002, Utopia Retro Modern has strived to promote Norwegian design history through sales and exhibitions. Their aim has been to create interest in 20th century design in general, and Norway's role in particular. In 2012 they started producing their own designs as well as relaunching selected Norwegian classics. Utopia Workshop was established in 2014 as an independent company, specialising in the manufacture and distribution of furniture and other design objects.