Having graduated with an MA in product design from HiOA this summer, Andreas Bergsaker is now based in Oslo, making everyday products characterised by traditional craftsmanship and tactile qualities. Bergsaker has previously exhibited at Stockholm Furniture Fair’s Green House (in 2013 and 2014), at Fuorisalone Milan (Meet My Project 2013) and at Salone Satellite during Salone del Mobile (2015).
For his first time at 100% Norway, Bergsaker presents five recent prototypes. Birch & Brass o’clock and Birch & Copper o’clock are simple, solid table clocks that – because they lacks hour indicators and a second hand – appear to present the passage of time as slower and more relaxed. Evoking flowers stretching towards the sun, Blossom is a set of two mirrors (one normal, one magnifying), a lamp and an accessories tray, all fashioned from beech wood. The lamp is fixed in place, but the mirrors can be removed or angled as required. Pendini is a set of minimalist dimmable pendant lights. The aluminium shades are adjustable, so they function as suspended spotlights, and the variety of colours available allows the lights to be hung in combination, creating a ‘hanging garden’ of flowers in different shades. Taking its shape from the bluebells of the Norwegian mountains, Bergsaker’s Petiole lampshade can be adjusted to any number of angles and the turned-birch stem (the ‘petiole’) rises from a cast aluminium base. Finally, Piedistallo is a lamp that provides direct illumination to any item placed on its heavy-set birch base, acting as a pedestal for displaying small objects.