“Constructions” Contemporary Norwegian Arts & Crafts

November 23rd, 2010

Last week we went to the opening of “Constructions” a new exhibition at the Design Exchange highlighting contemporary Norwegian designers inspired by traditional folk crafts.

“This exhibition of contemporary Norwegian arts and crafts is based on the concept of “construction” – in the sense of the way something is put together. The term is used in many fields, including architecture, engineering and geometry, music and language. In the field of arts and crafts, “construction” is used to describe methods for both building three-dimensional forms and creating patterns in surfaces, or a fusion of these. There are many construction methods, ranging from work on a single object to the joining of different elements.”

Here is a small sampling of the show:

Crocheted jewlery made from mass produced ceramic figurines by Anne Lene Lovhaug.

Embroidered wooden boxes by Lars Sture

Burled birch bowl by Havard Larsen

Antler knife.

Bowl in Cherry wood with crushed eggshell lacquer interior by Lillian Dahle.

Contemporary Anorak bag inspired by traditional and ceremonial Anorak bags. By Marianne Moe.

A deconstructed quilt by Anne-Gry Loland.

Felt applique by Inger Johanne Rasmussen.

Embroidered wooden butterfly.

Antler Chain marked with plastic year markers used to mark reindeer, by Aslaug Juliussen.

The show is on from November 19th to January 23rd, check out the Design Exchange for directions and hours!

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  1. ohmygoodness those necklaces are to die for! and that quilt! and the felt applique!! i definitely have to work my way over there for this…!

    also, hello to john! i met you about a week ago or so, in the shop…i was the one with the unfortunate bird-dropping bag. i keep meaning to comment, but fail miserably. it was so lovely to see your shop in person! thank you for letting me borrow your bathroom to de-grossify my bag. :)


    23 Nov 10 at 10:18 pm

  2. Thanks for the tip : )

    Linn Maria

    27 Nov 10 at 9:04 pm

  3. Erik

    30 Nov 10 at 7:57 pm

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