Bror is a range of three hand-blown glass containers that are based on the iconic potpourri vessels made by the Gjøvik Glass Factory in the 18th century. Each vessel takes a different traditional potpourri scent as its starting point, translating the fragrances of rose, cinnamon and lavender into forms and textures. Noidoi created the moulds in their Kapp studio and drew upon the traditional skills of glass makers Kari Mølstad (a fellow exhibitor) and Vidar Koksvik to create the three pieces.
Noidoi was founded in 2013 by Kathrine Lønstad and Cosmin Cioroiu, who met while studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Inspired by the differing cultural and professional backgrounds of its founders (Lønstad is Norwegian and orientated towards craft; Cioroiu is Romanian and rooted in industrial design), Noidoi works across a broad spectrum of product design, placing an emphasis on usability, materiality and craftsmanship. One of the studio’s core aims is to increase the longevity of objects by inspiring a sense of personal attachment in the user. In 2014, Noidoi’s rehabilitation mat WalkON was awarded first prize by the Norwegian Design Council in the Young Talent category. Today, they collaborate with international firms, creating products for the likes of Skagerak, Menu and Northern.