Cathrine Kullberg (1971) lives in Oslo, Norway. She set up Cathrine Kullberg Design and launched her range of birch veneer lamps 'Norwegian Forest' in 2007. She works as a designer, creating lighting products and larger scale artworks in wood veneer and other materials. Her work investigates the potential of wood veneer, light and translucense, modern technology and traditional craft techniques.
Cathrine Kullbergs’s educational mix of political science, arts history, design and architecture, was completed with a Masters Degree at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London in 2000. An inspiring guest lecture by the London based designer Thomas Heatherwick brought her to his studio, where she was employed as project designer and project manager. Back in Oslo she continued as project leader at Norsk Form, Norwegian Centre of Design, Architecture and the Built Environment. Other work experience includes freelance journalism in design and architecture magazines and national newspapers.
Her work has been featured in several books, leading international design/interior magazines, and are regularly exhibited at exhibitions and international trade shows.
'Kullberg's lamps are fast becoming iconic.'
HENRIETTA THOMPSON, Design/Arts Editor in WALLPAPER*. Curator of the exhibition 100%Norway.
'...I see Cathrine Kullberg's genuinely traditional and wholly contemporary Norwegian Forest Lights, now well on their way to lighting up at least half the globe (...) Tradition is highlighted without becoming kitsch, as it's otherwise so prone to do these days.'
STAFFAN BENGTSSON, Swedish author, editor and TV-producer.
Exhibitions and Trade Shows:
*Nordic Cool Kennedy Centre, Washington, USA, 2013
*Collection 2013, Maison Objet, Paris 2013
*New Nordic -Nordic Art, Achitecture and Identity Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012
*Bratislava Design Festival, Slovakia, September 2011
*HABITARE furniture Fair, Helsinki, Finland, August 2011
*FOLKLIV, FORM/DESIGN CENTER, Malmö, Sweden, 2010
*It's Norwegian', GALLERIA NORSU, Helsinki, February 2010
*100%Norway, Stockholm Furniture Fair, February 2010
*FORMLAND, Interior/gift fair, Denmark, February 2010
*Maison&Objet , Paris. (GA Sarl's stand). February 2010
*Stipendutstillingen Norske Kunsthåndverkere Rådhusgalleriet Oslo, January 2010, 2012, 2013.
*NATURE EN KIT, MUDAC Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains. September 2009
*HAVE A SEAT. Norwegian Furniture the last 50 years. Vestlandske Museum of Applied Arts, Bergen 2009, Oslo National Museum of Applied Arts 2010. Seoul, Korea 2010.
*100%NORWAY, DESIGNERS BLOCK/100%DESIGN LONDON, September 2008 and 2009
*FORMLAND /NEW NOTE, Interior fair, Denmark, January 2009
*DESIGN FROM THE NORTH, Interior fair, Norway, January and August 2009
*CASA NORWAY, exhibition showing new design from Norway, TURIN, ITALY, November 2008
*INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR, ICFF, NEW YORK, May 2008
*STOCKHOLM FURNITURE FAIR, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
*DESIGN FROM THE NORTH, Interior/gift January 2008, Norway
*MINT gallery, LONDON, 200
*TENT LONDON, interior /furniture fair, 2007
*WALDMEISTER Craft2eu Gallery, Hamburg Germany 2007
*New Artisans. Author: Olivier Dupon. Thames&Hudson, London. 2011.
*L'ART DE LA DECOUPE. Design et decoration. Author: Jean-Charles Trebbi. Editions Alternatives, Paris. 2010
*NATURE EN KIT' Mudac Museum of Applied art and Design, Switzerland. 2009
*PLEASE BE SEATED, Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum, Norway, 2009 and The National Museum of Applied Art, Oslo, 2010.
*NORWAY CALLING Touch-down in a new world of Norwegian design'.
Author:Staffan Bengtsson. Arvinius Publishers, Sweden, 2009 (English and Swedish text)
'*NATURE Inspiration for Art&Design'
Author: Fabola Reyes. Monsa Publishers, Spain, 2008 (English text)
*DESIGN FROM NORWAY' Author: Shimazaki Makoto, 2008 (Japanese text)
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