Permafrost was established in 2000 by four classmates at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design: Andreas Murray, Eivind Halseth, Oskar Johansen and Tore Vinje Brustad. More than a decade of conceptual and inventive design has seen them develop everything from products, furniture and interiors to graphics and packaging. They’ve exhibited all over the world and have won numerous notable accolades, including the prestigious Red Dot award and the Norwegian Design Council’s ‘Talent of the Year’ award twice. With an emphasis on user experience and a distaste for the superfluous, Permafrost believe that innovation relies not necessarily on the use of hi-tech materials or advanced manufacturing techniques, but from looking at a product from a different angle and finding a new perspective.
A modular seating system for children designed to evolve along with them, Stokke Steps combines the functions of baby bouncer, infant recliner, secure high-chair and adjustable children’s stool into a single product, thus meeting seating needs from birth all the way through childhood. Combining beech wood, thermoplastics and textiles in its construction, the seating system is available in two colours of wood and four shades of fabric. It was launched in Europe and North America in spring this year and will be distributed globally by the end of 2014.
Manufactured by Stokke AS