Monstera is a set of cutlery created in collaboration with Norway’s oldest silverware producer Theodor Olsen Sølvvareverksted, who commissioned Lars to take an unproduced cutlery design from the 1950s and rework it for the 21st century. After retrieving the sketches from the company’s archives beneath one of the mountains of Bergen, Lars took inspiration from the heart-shaped leaves and channelled stems of the monstera plant, translating these distinctive features into the final product.
Growing up on Norway’s west coast, Lars Beller Fjetland has nurtured an abiding fascination with nature, and the furniture, lighting and interiors frequently explore the relationship between function and natural materials.
He established his company Beller Design in 2011 while a student at the Bergen Academy and, after graduating in 2012, launched four designs in that year’s Salone del Mobile.
At heart, his work revolves around the crafting or products that exhibit a sense of timelessness and longevity through an immediate, honest functionalism in both form and aesthetic.