Working together for the first time, Günzler and Andersen have collaborated on Dune, a curved and elevated ceramic platter for serving or displaying fruits or other foods. Designed in two different sizes, the platters have an abstract, sculptural quality, an organic but organised form, and a grainy, tactile matte surface – a manufactured look, but a crafted feel.
Marianne Andersen & Victoria Günzler
Industrial designer Marianne Andersen (left) completed an MA at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 2013. Soon after, she became part of the Norwegian designers’ union Klubben, and joined celebrated Norwegian design studio Anderssen&Voll to hone her skills. Specialising in product design and woodwork, she brings a craft-based approach to her work, blending contemporary technology with traditional production methods. Her products have featured at design shows and fairs in Milan, Oslo, Stockholm, Tokyo, Paris and New York, and she has recently designed a pewter jewellery box (Gömma) for the Swedish design company Svenskt Tenn.
Victoria Günzler (right) graduated with an MA in material-based art, with ceramics as her primary medium, from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. In 2011, she entered into a design partnership with her classmate Sara Polmar to form the studio günzler.polmar, and, together with Sverre Uhnger, the pair established Klubben the same year. With a background spanning both art and design, Günzler takes a disciplinary approach to her practice, and often uses her work to explore the conflicting relationship between the realms of art and everyday life.