In the making: 'Venni' wall sculptures for a new center for children with disabilities, Ringsaker
The Venni sculptures are soon completed, here some work-in-progress snapshots - colourful corian, turned birch wood, polished steel hemispheres.
New commission: Art for new center for children with disabilities, Ringsaker
Ringsaker kommune is building a new centre for disabled children, and they wish to include art in the building. This winning proposal includes a facade installation welcoming the children and visitors to the centre, as well as several wall mounted elements in the interior. The cheerful objects are called Venniveggen (Friend-on-the-wall) and are made of corian, polished coloured steel mirrors and wood, and they contain various added elements for tactile and cognitive experiences and reflections of self, body and space. (may 2015)
Horizon Roll installed and ready to roll
Horizon Roll are two sets of evolvable wheels, one crescent in galvanized steel, the other in coloured, tempered glass with ceramic print. The sculptures are commissioned by Oslo Kommune after an open call competition, and located at Sørenga, an artifial peninsula in the Oslo harbour, now redeveloped as residential and recreational area.
More about Horizon Roll here. (April 2015)
Horizon Roll rolling
The installation of the four evolving horizon wheels at Sørenga in Oslo is soon completed. The team from Autogen Mekaniske is fitting the parts.
Winning proposal: public art for Sørenga sentralpark
Horizon Rolls are two sets of evolvable wheels, one crescent in galvanized steel, the other in coloured, tempered glass with ceramic print. The project will be built in 2014/15, and it is the winning proposal of a open call competition launched by the Oslo municipality, for the Sørenga Central park, a new residential and recreational area at the waterfront of Oslo. More about the Horizon Rolls here.
Shortlisted: public art for Sørenga sentralpark
Pleased to be one of the three artists shortlisted in the design competition for public art in the new Sørenga Sentralpark, commisioned by Oslo municipality. This will be an exciting and challenging task - great to get a chance to take part in the unfolding of this new area of Oslo. Sketching away...
Goverment art's grant
I am very happy to have received a 3 years Artists Grant from the Norwegian Government - I am honoured and happy, both for the grant in itself , and for the professional 'pat on the back'.
Shortlisted: public art for Lisleby sportshall
After being shortlisted for designing proposals for public art to the Lisleby Sportshall in Fredrikstad, my awarded (however, not winning) proposal 'Spirit' came about. Congratulations to Blaker&Henningsen for the the winning proposal! See my proposal here .
Stockholm: 1,2, Tree
Stockholm Furniture Fair February 4. to 8. will host a guest exhibition curated by Staffan Bengtsson, wooden objects discussing our relation to the wood material. I am pleased to be among the (mostly Swedish ) 15 designers in '1, 2, Tree', and my contribution will be the wood diorama Land Inbetween. The exhibition was initially made for Artipelag Art Museum close to Stockholm last summer. Now a selection of the objects are on show, and the Norwegian designers Siren Wilhelmsen and CK are included.
The mounting of the 200 ceramic printed panels for the glass facades of the new Brøttum elementary school was completed in November 2013. The work is called 'Vidsyn' (Broad Vision), and shows two large fantasy landscapes. Kullberg's design was the winning proposal in the public art competition. The school opens for the pupils in autumn 2014, but parts of the building is in use already.
The ceramic printing of the 200 unique panels for the glass facades for the new Brøttum elementary school in Ringsaker has started. The two large fantasy landscapes called VIDSYN / Broad Vision, will be mounted in September. Kullberg's design was the winning proposal in the public art competition launched in 2012. (posted August 2013)
Nordic House Færøyene / Faroe Islands
LAND INBETWEEN, artwork commissioned by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Danmark, for last summer's exhibition New Nordic. Since then Land Inbetween has been exhibited at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, and will continue to the Nordic House at the Faroe Islands / Færøyene, September 6. to November.
Competition won! Public artwork for school in Brøttum
Brøttum school/public library/sports hall in Ringsaker kommune will get two large glass facades decorated by Kullberg's colour prints, 150m2 in total. the kids and visitors will experience culture and nature play-fighting. (posted April 2013)
Nordic Cool festival / Kennedy Centre, Washington DC
From February 19 to March 19, the festival Nordic Cool will be rolling at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The extensive festival programme offers concerts, theatre and concerts, all with the spotlight on Nordic contemporary art and culture. Architecture , design and visual art is also included in Nordic Cool - and Cathrine Kullberg's wooden diorama 'Land Inbetween' is exhibited along side with other Nordic look-boxes and pavilions made by Nordic architects.
Stockholm Furniture Fair February 5-9
As the Norwegian Forest Lights have become part of the friendly lighting family of the lighting brand Northern LIghting, they invite us all to their Nordic Wood Bar at the Stockholm Furniture Fair:
Maison Objet 2013: Norwegian Crafts
Snapshot from the Norwegian Craft's stand at Maison Objet, January, Paris: 'Collection 2013', a collective show organized by Norwegian Crafts. Products by 5 Norwegian designer/makers: Sara Skotte, Margit Seland, Låvely, Kari Ulleberg, Kjersti Johannessen and Cathrine Kullberg.
Northern Lighting includes Norwegian Forest
From January 1st 2013, the Norwegian Forest series will be included in the impressive portfolio of the Oslo based lighting design and production company Northern Lighting. While Northern Lighting takes good care of her veneer lamps, Cathrine will find time to create new wooden products, lighting installations, artwork and lamp designs. The Norwegian Forest Lights will be made with love, of the same lovely veneer, at the workshop in Småland, Sweden. Good luck to Northern Lighting!
Cathrine Kullberg has been commissioned to design a proposal for large scale glass artworks on the facade of the new school building near Lillehammer - Brøttum school. Three artists are pitching for the commission (thanks for the honour). The school building will be ready for the kids in 2014.
Pur Norsk shop in new space
The acclaimed Oslo design shop has expanded and you'll find the distinguished selection of classic and new Norwegian design products in their spacious and fresh shop in Industrigata 36. Congratulations to Pur Norsk's Marianne and Lasse!
Special edition for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
This year's Mini Wooden Lantern buCathrine Kullberg is an offspring of the wooden look box 'Land In Between', commissioned by the Danish art centre, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, for the exhibition New Nordic (June- October 2012) . The lanterns are available in Louisiana's beautiful Museum Shop - and will be launced in general later this autumn.
Land In Between at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art outside Copenhagen
'Land In Between' is an artwork commissioned by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Danmark. The miniature theatre in wood is part of the ongoing exhibition NEW NORDIC (June-October 2012).
The box is made of birch plywood and veneer, laser cut, the five landscape layers are sewn into the wooden box with leather lace. Internal LED-lights. Images below: lights on in the dark, in daylight.
Clip from the exhibition New Nordic (1,38 minutes) :
ROOF GALLERY, Amsterdam
Happy to be represented in the new Roof Gallery in Amsterdam. The owners Romy and Ilva say that Roof gallery 'will reflect a basic and aesthetic lifestyle for kids and grown ups. An open space, without age restrictions to look around for a unique piece of art or design or participate in a workshop or to find out what customized design can do for you. Step by and see the great works of Roof Collection, Guido Pera, Elisabeth Vidal, Ontwerpduo, Alex Hellum, Marion Vidal, Niki Mens and many others!'
Screenshot, TV2 May 9. - The Elders - an independent group of global leaders working for peace and human rights - met in Oslo in May to discuss Rio+20 and how to move towards a sustainable future - Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Bruntland, Martti Ahtisaari and other good, grown ups - hosted by the Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg. Listen to their Oslo discussion here. (nice lamps ;)
Made to Treasure - Elle Decoration UK
Thanks to ELLE DECORATION UK for their article 'Made to Treasure' - featuring four designers making things by hand - see all four interviews here.
The work of Nic Webb and Cathrine Kullberg is also featured in the book 'The New Artisans' (author Olivier Dupon/ Thames&Hudson). New Artisan's Facebook page.
The Idea of the distinctively NORDIC at the Louisiana Museum
Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen opens a comprehensive exhibition in June, theme Nordic architecture and identity. Louisiana always puts on super shows, and we look forward to be even a small part of this exhibition. Cathrine Kullberg is invited to make her interpretation of Nordic identity in a box.
From the website intro:
'The exhibition in 2012 is about a concept or phenomenon that is arousing renewed global interest – the idea of the distinctively Nordic. Nordic stock is high at present, from politics and welfare to cuisine and design, and the year’s exhibition offers a take on what the Nordic actually is – and what such ideas mean for our societal and cultural development.'
Ane Domaas has started her work placement in our studio, she is a master student in Product Design at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Have a look at her work: www.anekristine.com. Her lamp design was selected by Wallpaper for their January issue Graduate Directory, featuring promising work from students.
Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012 February 7-11
Greetings from Stockholm Furniture Fair! Busy stand, people from all over visited, thanks for stopping by.
Book launch: The New Artisans
Cathrine Kullberg is featured in this Thames&Hudson book launched in October: 'The book captures the new mood – a return to a preference for the unique and the handmade. Design expert and acclaimed blogger Olivier Dupon has sourced the cream of the contemporary design world from all over Europe, Australia and the United States, profiling 75 artisans who use craft techniques, rather than mass-production methods, to create stylish, whimsical, covetable objects. Hundreds of colour photographs feature a huge variety of crafts, including art, ceramics, furniture, glasswork, jewelry, lighting, metalwork, papercraft, textiles and woodwork. New Artisans on Facebook.
Bratislava Designweekend, Slovakia,28. September 2011
Cathrine is thrilled by having been invited to participate in the Bratislava Designweekend, taking part in the festival and showing products along with Daniel Rybakken, and Andreas Engesvik. Interesting festival programme and city.
HABITARE furniture Fair, HELSINKI FINLAND,14-18. September 2011
There will be good stuff on show at the Habitare Furniture Fair...
Interzum Material's Fair, Cologne, May 2011
Interzum Fair shows innovations in materials for the architecture and interior design industry. Norwegian Forest Lighst are selected to be part of the European Veneer Forum's exhibition at the fair.
Interior Lifestyle TOKYO June 2011
Our Japanese partner Scandinavian Connection launched the Norwegian Forest Lights to Tokyo, Japan at the INTERIOR LIFESTYLE Fair 2011 in June. This was the first time the lights were on show at a Japanese trade show, and we cheer for Scandinavian Connection, they presented a selection of high-end Scandinavian brands along with our lamps - for example We:Do:Wood's furniture and Susan Liebe's delicate porcelain objects.
The Spanish architecture/design magazine DISEÑO INTERIOR features an interesting article on contemporary Norwegian architecture and design in their current issue. Have a look at scans of the article here (Spanish), also presenting an interview with the Norwegian designer duo Anderssen&Voll
- or read the interview with Cathrine (web-version in English) here
We have hooked up with DAGNY Design, an agency based in Stockholm, as our Swedish Sales Representative. Dagny offers great fresh stuff to the Swedish market: the Italian lighting brand Karman and the Danish furniture brand AddInterior. Dagny works closely with the contract market as well as relevant interior shops.
STOCKHOLM 2: NORWAY NOW! February 7-13
During the busy Design Week in Stockholm, you could get inspired by 'Norway Now', a show of contemporary Norwegian design at the Sign Hotel, next to the Central Station. The show was curated by Stefan Nilsson/ Designgalleriet. More info: www.norwaynow.se
Norway Now! at the Sign Hotel
Finally - to JAPAN * 日本
There have been a row of Japanese customers enquiering for these Japanese inspired products. And the products have bneen longing to go!
The Japanese/Danish company Scandinavian Connection is now offering Cathrine Kullberg's products to the Japanese market. Scancon has selected a handful of newer, but well known Scandinavian brands to represent in Japan, like We:Do:Wood, Susan Liebe and Anne Black from Denmark.
The Japanese customers can now be lead softly to for example to MORMOR's SCANDINAVIA - モアモア・スカンジナビア .
Mormor's Scandinavia sells wonderful vintage Scandinavian products, along with new products.
The Swedish design commentator Stefan Nilsson shows woody products - Mini Wooden Lanterns included.
NEW - MINI WOODEN LANTERNS 2010!
The new 2010 Mini Wooden Lantern edition are coming to the stores. Called 'THIS YEAR'S XMAS GIFT!' by the Swedish design commentator Stefan Nilsson, these delicate miniature veneer shades can make the darker seasons glow. They come flat packed - a perfect gift to send in the mail - or keep yourself... (posted Oct2010)
To customers outside Norway, you can now buy your Cathrine Kullberg products on our brand new webshop, please enter. You can also look up our STORE LOCATOR, several of our retailers offer online options. (posted Oct19 2010)
FOLKLIV at FORM/DESIGN CENTER in Malmö, Sweden
Go see the exhibition at Form/DesignCenter - Folkliv, showing products with elements inspired by handicraft tradition and folklore. The Forest Lights are part of this exhibition. June 24 to September 5.
Exhibition: HAVE A SEAT!
28 May - August 28 September: The National Museum of Applied Arts&Design in Oslo, Norway, shows a comprehensive exhibition of Norwegian furniture from the last 50 years - over 100 chairs! The Norwegian Forest Lights lights up some of these wonderful pieces of furniture, from Norway Says, Peter Opsvik, Stokke&Austad and other established, as well as up-and-coming designers.
Let us present the new white Norwegian Forest Light - white ash veneer with white stain finish. The white and crisp wood welcomes the spring season. The white range was launced at Maison&Objet PARIS in January, and at Stockholm Furniture Fair and Formland, Denmark in February.
Now you can get the veneer lamps in these shops:
The Oslo based photographer Chris Harrison has just shot the new, white Norwegian Forest range - lovely images. Look at his great photographs of people, places, spaces and things: www.chrisharrison.no
9 - 13 February 2010: STOCKHOLM FURNITURE FAIR at the spectacular 100%Norway stand.
January 22-26 Maison & Objet PARIS
We are pleased to inform that our products are available in France through AG sarl, a sales representative specializing in Scandinavian design highlights, with showroom in Paris. At the Maison&Objet fair, please visit their stand D62 E61 in Hall 3 to see the Norwegian Forest Lights.
January 14-February 13. 2010: HELSINKI: GALLERIA NORSU Society for New Crafts
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - New shop
A lot of Swiss people have asked for the Cathrine Kullberg Lighting products, and now they can turn to the wonderful / wunderschön pearl of a design/interior shop in Lausanne - WUNDERSCHÖN
Christmas bliss at ILLUM'S Bolighus, Copenhagen
Scandinavia's largest and renowned department store of interior design and home accessories, ILLUMS BOLIGHUS , has chosen the Norwegian Forest Lights as the main feature in their always awaited and elaborate Christmas displays, themed: SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS IN THE FOREST. Go Christmas-shopping in Copenhagen!
Photo: Martin Sølyst/ ErikBjørn & kompagni a/s
Norwegian Forest Lights are nominated for the Style Awards 2009 House&Garden Australia.
Check the magnificant online mag MadeInNorwayNow - continuously presenting new Norwegian design, craft and architecture for their large crowd of followers, abroad and up North.
Our products were on show at the 100%NORWAY stand (Official Norwegian collective exhibition, curated by Henrietta Thompson, Arch/Design Editor in WALLPAPER magazine). September 24-27, London. 20 selected Norwegian designers and manufacturers showed their products, in one of the fair's most spectacular stand designs (by Stokke&Austad), a 6 meter high wooden structure, referring to the traditional wooden rack for drying cod in Northern Norway.
WALLPAPER Magazine celebrates Norwegian design and architecture over a 24 page section in their current issue. Our products included.
FINANCIAL TIMES: Northern Exposure. August 28.here
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Northern Lights, Sept. 19 here
From Daily Telegraph, article Northern Lights. Photo:Philip Sinden
NORDIC TOP SUMMIT
The Scandinavian editors of the magazine Bo Bedre has selected 5 Norwegian designers under the heading 'NORDIC TOP SUMMIT'. See the article here.
Exhibition: HAVE A SEAT!
September 12th: The Museum of Applied Arts&Design in Bergen, Norway, opens a comprehensive exhibition of Norwegian furniture from the last 50 years.The Norwegian Forest Lights lights up some of these wonderful pieces of furniture, from Norway Says, Peter Opsvik, Stokke&Austad and other established as well as upcoming designers.
NORSKE DESIGN-DAGER i House of Oslo
Norwegian Design Days at the interior/furniture department store House Of Oslo, September 3-10. Exhibition of Norwegian furniture and home accessories, our products as well. See the massive Norwegian Forest lamp installation in the large atrium space until November 11th.
NEW: MINI LAMP SHADES for CHRISTMAS
Cathrine Kullberg Lighting presents a new product, a miniature wood veneer lamp, with a glowing cut out pattern, showing pine branches and a cute squirrel. The miniature lamp shades are 10 cm high, flat packed in a beautifully printed envelope, assembled by the customer with thin leather string, ready to make any Christmas tree glow. Great gift to send friends. Limited edition.
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BO BEDRE's magazine: Design Price 2009
The Norwegian Forest Lights are among the 15 nominated Norwegian products for the Norwegian interior/design magazine BO BEDRE Readers' Design Prices 2009.
Exhibition: NATURE IN A KIT in MUDAC, Switzerland
The MUDAC museum of Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne is showing Nature In A Kit, June 24. to September 24. The exhibition brings together objects from international creators, all referring to nature in various ways in their designs. One of the products is the Norwegian Forest Light.
Distribution in Denmark
The Copenhagen based company BY NORD is now the distributor of the Norwegian Forest Lights in Denmark, and Cathrine Kullberg Lighting feels very welcome to Denmark. As well as working with distribution, BY NORD is designing and manufacturing their own beautiful collection of home accessories, like the bed linen below:
ILLUMs Bolighus Oslo
The renowned design department store ILLUMS Bolighus Oslo is now carrying the Norwegian Forest Lights - believe it or not, Illum's very first products from a Norwegian manufacturer.
Visit Emil&Samuel, the grand restaurant/bar/salon on top of Oslo's high end department store, Steen&Strøm. Cathrine Kullberg has designed a 100m2 ceiling/wall installation of wood veneer, light and laser-cut patterns - a glowing forest with owls, foxes, squirrels and birds playing - the 10-Meter-Forest. The 10 meter wide back lit veneer frieze and the many glowing veneer cut outs are the eye-catchers of the space.
NEW NOTE at FORMLAND Denmark January 31 to february 2. 2009
Cathrine Kullberg Lighting was invited to be part of NEW NOTE, the curated area for new Scandinavian design at the large interior/gift-fair FORMLAND in Denmark last month. The Forest Lights were shown for the first time in Denmark, and the stand got lots of happy visitors from the industry and press.
Below: Stand wall print, 6x2.5 meter, Photo:Vidar Maxmilian Husby. PhotoRemix by Björn at Commandogroup.no
New book / NORWAY CALLING
The Swedish publishing house Avrinius has launched their beautiful book on new Norwegian design/architecture. Generously, the author Staffan Bengtsson picked the Norwegian Forest Lights / Cathrine Kullberg Lighting to fill one of the 15 chapters.
DESIGN FROM THE NORTH, January 2009
The Forest Lights was part of this design exhibition of new Norwegian design, Design fra Nord. Part of the interior/gift fair at Lilleström / Oslo, Norway. The exhibition was curated by Catherina Lande and designed by the two superdesigners of StokkeAustad.
CASA NORWAY - Turin Italy October 2008
Turin is the World Design Capital 2008. The Norwegian pavilion CASA NORWAY shows new Norwegian design during the festival, and the The Norwegian Forest Lights were exhibited in November.