Hailing from the scenically spectacular municipality of Jølster, Aud Julie Befring draws upon Norway’s inspiring natural landscape in her work – primarily in ceramics, wood and textiles. Having pursued a master’s programme in product design at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, she encourages a high degree of user involvement in her design process, and works to maximise the usefulness and longevity of her products, blending old and new to create loveable objects that people can become personally attached to.
Colourful, creative and fun, Aud Julie Befring's stools are an example of her efforts to boost sustainability by fostering product attachment through personalisation. Held in place by milled-in grooves, the felted wool hemispheres that top the turned-birch stool can be removed, recombined and replaced at will, giving the user the opportunity to really make it their own.
Bringing together two of Norway’s creative traditions, embroidery and log building, this smart, playful pouffe is topped with oversized double cross stitches sewn through a birch-wood seat. The storage place inside is the perfect places to stash magazines, blankets – or even wool.