With a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Bergen, and a master’s in design from the National College of Art and Design, Andreas co-founded design company Norway Says in 2000, and launched a solo studio in Oslo in 2009.
His work has earned him a plethora of awards over the last decade, including the Red Dot Award in 2012 and 2014, Elle Decoration Awards for Furniture of the Year in 2013 and Designer of the Year of 2012 and 2013.
He works in a diverse range of design fields, including furniture, tableware and industrial design, and has produced pieces for an assortment of international clients such as Iittala, Muuto, FontanaArte, Ligne Roset and Asplund. In 2012, he was appointed guest professor at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
This series of woven woollen blankets is inspired by the bunad – Norway’s traditional dress. Dating back to the the 18th century, bunad is one of the most visible aspects of Norway’s cultural heritage, worn on celebratory occasions including weddings, folk dances and National Day festivities on 17 May. There are more than 400 different forms of the costume today, and its existence is central to the passing on of Norwegian handicraft traditions.
Andreas’ Bunad Blankets transfer the colours and composition of bunad into textile form, taking the essence of Norwegian folk costume and introducing it into daily environments and interiors. Designed for year-round use, the 130cm by 200cm blankets balance weight and function, and are intended for use both at home and in the summer/winter cabin.