Cathrine Kullberg (1971) lives in Oslo, Norway. She works in various materials, formats and scales, from small products to large scale installations, using materials like wood and glass. You can often find narratives in her work, exploring the physical and cultural zone between nature and culture.
She set up Cathrine Kullberg Design and launched her range of birch veneer lamps 'Norwegian Forest' in 2007. The hand crafted lamps are selling world wide.
Her work has been exhibited internationally at galleries, museums and fairs, and has been featured in several books, leading international design/interior magazines.
Looking back - Cathrine Kullbergs’s educational mix of social science, arts history, design and architecture, was completed with an MA 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. Inbetween the artistic work, Cathrine has been working as project manager at Norsk Form, Norwegian Centre of Design, Architecture and the Built Environment and written articles on design and architecture related topics for magazines and national newspapers.
Exhibitions and fairs:
*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)
'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.
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