Category Archives: Norway

Beautiful European Flags – Kingdom of Norway

The Norway flag is one of the many beautiful flags of Europe displayed from commercial and residential flag poles throughout the European territory. This flag is colored red, or better said, the field is colored red. Also, a blue colored cross is displayed on top of the field, of which the vertical portion is shifted towards the hoist side of the national flag. Interesting similarities exists between this and other Scandinavian flags.

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Unica

All of Unica pieces are unique and limited edition sculptures produced as single item Glass, graphic and visual artist, Anne Haavind usually works with glass and large functional shapes. Anne grew up in Ekely, an artist colony in Oslo founded in the 1940s where among others, the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch lived and worked. Surrounded and inspired by creative minds from an early age, it was a logical step for her to go on to pursue a formal education as an artist herself. The influences…

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Gemini

Peter Karpf has always been fascinated by the living flame and therefore designed a candleholder with not one but two flame holders. Shaped in polished stainless steel like a half circle the Gemini candleholder provides an all-neutral and harmonious course from flame to flame. What’s more, the open shape gives the owner the greatest possible freedom to combine an endless number of Gemini candleholders as illustrated here. Designer: Peter Karpf, Denmark Link: http://www.architectmade.com

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Ahus seeking CAD services

Akershus University Hospital Announces now a tender competition for the purchase of new CAD services. Entering into a contract for the purchase of CAD services. This includes management and operation of Ahus its CAD model of an AutoCAD platform: • Audit Changes • Updated PLT files for use in Ahus Technical filing system • Updated dwg files for use in Plania • Future needs for the creation of “new” model for the drawings that have not been part of Ahus CAD model

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Signage design for public building

Subway lines inspired by London’s underground signage system highlight a 5000m2 building in Norway − from the facade to over 200 unique door signs. Signage design for public building Storehagen Atrium, a 5000 m2 large governmental building, opened it’s doors to the public in September 2010 in Førde, Norway. Constructed by Futurum, the building hosts the national Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet and the regional Cultural Department among other public institutions. After a competition by invitation, Ralston & Bau was chosen to design the signage of the…

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Permanent Installation in Måltidets Hus (The House of Food) in Stavanger, Norway

Måltidets Hus is the new 9000 m2 national and international resource centre for food development, host of the Gastronomic Institute and Norwegian chef team. Ralston & Bau was commissioned by Figgjo to make a permanent installation in the reception hall. A central wall that runs three flights high was transformed into a generous, vertical feast table. Combined iconic Figgjo dishes form organic shaped plates and bowls of the table, the wall was covered with an innovative laminated wood material simulating a linen table cloth. The…

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Responsible Nordic design

Responsible Nordic design The first fall launch from Muuto is a storage basket with the name Restore. It is made of polymer felt from recycled plastic bottles, and allows you to store your things without burdening the environment or your conscience. The basket is designed by Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen who explains how he came up with the design: “My idea was to design a basket that could be used for a lot of purposes – something that stores anything from magazines and newspapers to…

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Northern (L)attitudes: Norwegian and American Contemporary Art

A collection of photographs, paintings, videos and mixed media, this exhibition will celebrate the works of nine provocative contemporary artists (four American, five Norwegian) all of whom are American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowship recipients: Eric Aho, Marion Belanger, Lene Berg, Sandra Binion, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Ole Martin Lund Bø, Unn Fahlstrøm, Nina Katchadourian and Are Mokkelbost. http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/

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