A hands-on and intuitive designer with a simple but playful style, Siv Lier is based in a studio in her hometown of Bergen, where she works on a variety of design projects within the fields of furniture, products and spaces. She holds a BA and MA in design from Bergen Academy of Art. Her master’s project in 2001 saw her pursue her interest in new and sustainable materials by creating a series of cork chairs, and she has worked with cork extensively since then, alongside wood and recycled materials. Strongly conceptual, trend-agnostic and often playing with colours and contrasts, Lier’s work frequently demonstrates a social element, encourages interaction with the user, and presents a clean, geometric aesthetic.
Spring is a collection of trays for storing and displaying everyday essentials, such as cards, coins, and post in the hall, or paper and pens on the desk. Made from solid oak, the tray has a calm, natural feeling, energised by a touch of colour on the base. The brass disk acts as both a support and a mirror (for that last-minute check as you walk out the door), and can be treated to retain its shimmery patina or allowed to change naturally as it ages.