The Norwegian Design Industry has assembled a cohort of six Norwegian interior design manufacturers that offer a range of products to be showcased at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Nov. 14-15.
The Norwegian design heritage of the 1950s and 60s and the practice of sustainability are features all six companies share.
“Inside Norway, an exhibition project established by the Federation of Norwegian Industries Design Industry, is especially pleased this year to bring these best-in-class examples of Norwegian interior design brands to ICFF who has been such a terrific partner and marketplace in the US for our brands,” said Ragnhild Grytten, marketing manager, the Federation of Norwegian Industries – Design Industry.
Dyfosit by Sykklyven Stål As, produces customized interior metal frames for adjustable recliners and loungers. Launched in 2020 with the idea formulated in 2010, the Dyfosit MK5 patented, adjustable metal frame will make its US debut at ICFF this November.
“We are looking forward to bringing our Dyfosit MK5 adjustable interior system to the US market at ICFF, and working with furniture designers and manufactures to introduce wellness as the best way to relax with ideal posture,” said Ranveig Mari Fagerli, export manager.
Eikund was founded in 2016 by Jørgen Tengesdal, CEO and Morten Hippe, COO. The two men created a furniture company dedicated to preserving and reintroducing classic Norwegian designs.
Some examples of Eikund designs that are making a debut at ICFF are the Fluffy Chair, a sheep haired chair with an oak frame, and the Hunter Lounge chair that was originally created by Torbjørn Afdal, a Norway furniture designer.
Eikund is represented in the U.S. market by Anthom Design House, who will be launching the furniture collection in the fall. Selections from the Eikund collection available in the US will also be on view.
Figgjo is a porcelain manufacturer in Norway, founded in 1941 and acquired by the Rugland family in 1994. Today, Figgjo is the only continuously operating porcelain manufacturer in the Nordic nations.
Its newest plate collection, Figgjo ELA, will be introduced at ICFF. Figgjo will also showcase a spectrum of its retro modern classics and contemporary collections.
Fram Oslo is a family-owned Norwegian furniture and interior design company founded by two sisters, Annette and Sunniva Hoff in 2016. Sunniva lives in the US and Annette manages the family business in Norway. All of Fram Oslo’s products are made in Norway using EFC-certified wood, wool, and natural stones.
The company will showcase the breadth of its collection at ICFF this fall that include its Bunad blankets and pillows. The Fram Oslo Bunad collection received the Reader’s Choice Award in 2017 and was designed by Andreas Engesvik, an award-winning Norwegian designer.
In addition to the Bunad collection, Fram Oslo will be debuting its wall hanging furniture solutions to the US market.
Founded in 1762, Hadeland Glassworks is Norway’s oldest industrial company in continuous operation. Hadeland has glasswork products in the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the Oslo Opera House and the H&M headquarters in Oslo.
Hadeland creates chandeliers, light fixtures and lamps. The company will introduce its newest lighting collections at ICFF including, Cyrstal Spheres, Crystal Balls, Drop and Archive.
“The process of making a crystal lamp is long and time consuming, and is done in the same way it was 250 years ago,” said Silje Jørgensen Hegdahl, sales manager. “Our products are handmade by the oldest craftsman traditions of Norway, often designed specially for the customer.”
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