Local is a series of small tables in powder-coated and sandblasted aluminium, with tops in blue larvikite, oiled walnut and natural oak. They can be used as bedside tables, side tables or stacked, thus becoming storage modules. Local reflects the designer’s interest in translating concepts of urbanism into smaller-scale products, and the tables have a stylised structure reminiscent of buildings. The placement of slices of stone and wood between the modules gives the tables a varied and playful expression.
Educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Martin Høgh Olsen lives and works in Trondheim. In 2016 he founded the company Høgh, for both his own projects and products made by other designers, artists and architects. His work was featured in the London Design Festival exhibition 100% Norway in 2016 and at Norwegian Presence in 2017. Høgh Olsen also teaches design at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.