Spanning textile design, tableware, lighting, furniture and electronics, Anderssen & Voll’s work embodies the New Nordic style – inspired by Europe’s varied industrial cultures from the mountains of Norway to the plains of Venice, and fuelled by the possibilities of large-scale industrial thinking.
Having graduated (from Bergen Academy of Art and Design and Oslo National Academy of Art) in 2000, Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll co-founded Norway Says, a design group that brought an increased international awareness to Norwegian designers, while helping to bring Norway’s emerging design scene to the forefront of the world stage. Norway Says was awarded the Söderberg Prize in 2007, and its work culminated in 2009’s 10-year retrospective at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo.
Anderssen & Voll was set up in 2009 and has since collaborated with some of Scandinavia’s most celebrated brands, including Muuto, Kvadrat, Erik Jørgensen, Wrong for Hay, Jøtul, Røros Tweed and LK Hjelle, as well as prominent Italian companies such as Magis, Foscarini and LaPalma.
Torbjørn Anderssen is a professor at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
Rounded and friendly, the third sofa series designed for Muuto by Anderssen & Voll consists of a three-seater, two-seater, chair and pouffe, each with in-built pillows to enhance comfort and airiness and upholstered in Kvadrat fabrics. The suite is intended to function in multiple settings: home, lobby, lounge or reception.
A reinterpretation of Magis’ classic gas-lift barstool, Tibu is designed to express the possibility of movement in as continuous, geometric and calligraphically elegant manner as possible, and is coated in resilient monochrome to ensure all parts are given equal importance, thus preserving the simplicity of the piece.
Senso sofa system is designed by the renowned duo Andersen and Voll. The designers set out to make a modular and flexible sofa system that would make furnishing easy and that would appeal to informal meetings between people.
Senso sofa system meets the acoustic challenges one encounters in modern office spaces. The system differentiates it self by being space efficient and allows for a large number of different solutions and creative configurations. The height of the seat is in line with universal requirements and the gap between the sofa and floor allows for easy cleaning.