Oslo, Design City: Part 1
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13 September 2016
Today we bring you the first instalment in a two-part series on Oslo. Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan talks to some of the city’s brightest design minds to learn more about where it’s come from and where it’s heading.
13 September 2016
Photo: Roberto Di Trani
Jan Stavik of The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA) tells us about the connection between Norway’s economy and its design scene, Oslo’s architecture boom and the importance of service design.
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Photo: Kat Green
The vital energy for growth in Oslo’s design scene has to come from young talent. Klubben is a union of young Norwegian designers with varied backgrounds in furniture and product design; founded in 2011, its goal is to promote their work both nationally and internationally. We speak to two Oslo-based members of the group, Runa Klock and Thomas Jenkins.
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Eleanor Herring is a design writer and lecturer whose most recent book looks at the politics of street-furniture design in postwar Britain. She tells us why the dustbins, lampposts and benches on our streets have been a source of intense debate and power struggle.
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