Emerging Designers Focus of Norwegian Furnishings Exhibit

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 08/08/2013 12:01PM


NEW YORK -  Furniture prototypes, representing the creativity of 21 emerging Norwegian designers, were displayed at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).

The fashionable furniture helped launch InsideNorway 2013 at the ICFF held May 19-21 at the Javitts Convention Center.The exhibit traveled to Los Angeles for Dwell on Design, June 21-23.

The collection, dubbed "The Essence of Things: New Designs from Norway," was curated by Paul Makovsky. “All the objects in the exhibition embrace the fundamental meaning of Scandinavian design—a focus on the essential elements of the work: beauty, simplicity, clean lines, an inspiration from nature and the northern climate, and sustainability," Makovsky said. "The strength and breadth of the work of these young designers is impressive."

View the slideshow to see some of the InsideNorway furnishings exhibit.


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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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