MATTER by Norwegian Presence

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Design Shanghai collaborated with Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) to present you the digital event: "MATTER by Norwegian Presence", supported by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai.

The event started with a brief introduction of "MATTER by Norwegian Presence" by Tor Inge Hjemdal (Administrerende Direktør, DOGA). The exhibition focused on the relationship between landscape and material, and explore the ways in which Norway’s distinctive topography and abundant natural resources have shaped its design identity.

The following panel discussion was moderated by Aidan Walker (Forum Programme Director, Design Shanghai & Design Shenzhen). Guest speakers included Zhang Lei (Founder and Design Director of PINWU Design Studio and RONG Design Library; Curator of RONG Design Exhibition) and Thor-Anders Lundh Håkestad (CEO Lundhs AS). 

The panel discussion was followed by a showcase of the latest designs from Norway's manufacturs and designers who are at the forefront of the country’s mission to map the pathway to a truly sustainable future. 

The replay is also available at Design Shanghai WeChat channel (ID: Design Shanghai)

 

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Content of the Digital Event

1. About "MATTER by Norwegian Presence"

The event started with a brief introduction of "MATTER by Norwegian Presence" by Tor Inge Hjemdal (Administrerende Direktør, DOGA). The exhibition focuses on the relationship between landscape and material, and explore the ways in which Norway’s distinctive topography and abundant natural resources have shaped its design identity.

2. Panel Discussion

The panel discussion was moderated by Aidan Walker (Forum Programme Director, Design Shanghai & Design Shenzhen). Guest speakers included Zhang Lei (Founder and Design Director of PINWU Design Studio and RONG Design Library; Curator of RONG Design Exhibition) and Thor-Anders Lundh Håkestad (CEO Lundhs AS). 

Zhang Lei

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Founder and Design Director of PINWU Design Studio and RONG Design Library; Curator of RONG Design Exhibition

Thor-Anders Lundh Håkestad

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CEO Lundhs AS

Aidan Walker

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Forum Programme Director, Design Shanghai & Design Shenzhen

3. Showcase of designs from Norway's manufacturs and designers

Norway’s manufacturers and designers are heavily invested in Norway’s culture of making and creativity, commissioning and collaborating with designers and craftspeople to push at the possibilities of material, work with nature rather against it, and help build an enduring circular economy.

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Manufacturers

Jotun
Fjordfiesta
Nedre Foss
Minus
Lundhs
Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik (GU)
Hydro

Designers

Tron Meyer
Poppy Lawman
Pettersen&Hein
Nebil Zaman
Julia K. Persson
Henrik Ødegaard
Brave New Lines
Edvin Klasson
Anna Maria Øfstedal Eng

The Material Lab

Charting the journey from raw material to finished product

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