About Events Series

For 2021, Norwegian Presence returns in a radically updated format, tailored to our new reality. Having spent several months exploring potential new paradigms for Norway’s flagship international design show, organisers Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) are unveiling their new vision for Norwegian Presence in 2021.

Beginning on 18 February, a series of three half-day online events brought together the best Norwegian designers and manufacturers with leading international design thinkers to explore the ideas, values and aesthetic trends shaping design culture in Norway and beyond. Although each of the events centred on a distinct theme, the overarching focus will be on the drive towards a circular-design economy, and the environmental and social sustainability inherent in Nordic design infrastructure.

18th February 2021
Circular Design vs Mass Production
The need for a sustainable, socially responsible and circular design economy is growing ever more urgent – how are Norwegian designers and manufacturers leading the charge

25th March 2021

From Maker to Museum
What takes a product from the designer’s sketchbook to the collector’s cabinet – and what role do manufacturers play in the journey between the two?

21st April 2021
A New Paradigm in Interior Design?
Interiors trends are changing as the boundaries between home and work, public and private, shift and blur. How are designers and makers responding to the change?