The Torsteinsen Design team consists of husband and wife Fredrik and Solveig Torsteinsen, plus Vidar Øverby. As well as over 20 years of design experience between them, the trio have backgrounds working in furniture making, carpentry and textiles. Their products, created with an eye for aesthetics and a utilitarian outlook, typify the blend of organic form and human function of the Scandinavian design tradition. Over the years, Torsteinsen Design has exhibited extensively abroad, served as board and jury members for various Norwegian design institutions and worked with a wide range of furniture manufacturers, earning numerous awards – including eight for design excellence from the Norwegian Design Council.
Inspired by the renewal and rebirth of the Norwegian spring, and the naked branches awaiting their leaf buds, the Mutum coat stand rises from the floor like a tree meeting the newly warm sun. Slender spindles of turned Norwegian ash support and touch upon one another to form a sparse and pristine structure. Functional, natural, and unadorned, Mutum is quintessentially Scandinavian.