Born and brought up on Norway’s rugged western coast, Runa Klock’s work is inspired by nature and characterised by a strong interest in materials and crafts. She took a master’s in design at Oslo Academy of the Arts and now operates from her studio in the city. Playful and influenced by storytelling, her practice extends beyond product design to encompass food, spaces and interdisciplinary projects and events.
Exemplifying the role played by the natural environment in Runa’s work, this series of ash-wood chopping boards creates a mountain landscape when not in use, with the lines of the ash providing contour and shape to the three peaks. By combining the boards in different ways, the user can shape their own, endlessly variable mountain horizons.