After graduating with a master’s degree in furniture and spatial design from Bergen Academy, Atle Tveit established design collaboration Tveit & Tornøe in 2007, which developed a number of products for Scandinavian furniture manufacturers over the course of four years. Today, he operates from his studio, Atle Tveit Design, in Oslo’s old air traffic control tower at Fornebu, where he works – alone or collaboratively – with manufacturers to develop furniture for both public and domestic environments. His work has earned him a litany of awards, starting with first prize in 2007’s Young Talent Awards for his master’s project, and including Bo Bedre’s Designer of the Year in 2009 and the Norwegian Design Council’s Award for Design Excellence.
Drawing inspiration from Norway’s forests and the shape of the acorns found within it, this organically curved pendant lamp is fashioned from spun aluminium, lacquered in matte white paint, with a small oak piece at the top to represent the acorn’s stem.
Manufactured by Northern Lighting
A light and contemporary furniture range suited to use in both public spaces and private gardens, Air’s design makes it both accommodating and easy to position (it can be left freestanding or bolted down as required). Its curved legs introduce visual tension while lending structural strength. The Air range is fully customizable, with the hot-dip galvanised, powder-coated steel available in any standard colour and the linseed-oil impregnated Scandinavian pine slats pigmented as desired.
Manufactured by Vestre