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Some Creative Ladies From Norway

Posted October 23rd, 2009 by holly@huset 1 Comment »

Norway has always had a strong tradition of crafts and workmanship but has been overshadowed in design by its Scandinavian neighbors. In a bid to save these old-time skills, the country has spawned a new generation of artisans who are producing some exquisite products in small batches. Here are a few of our favorite ladies.
Glassware is an old Norwegian industry that has faded away, but with these hypnotically beautiful pieces from Anne Haavind taking inspiration from the Norwegian landscape, we think the industry may be on the rebound
Kjersti Johannessen has a similar glacial touch to her striking glass pieces.
Ceramics is also coming on strong with blazing white porcelain absolute minimal products from Sara Skotte.
And quaint traditional Elfin designs from Wik & Walsoe.
Combining traditional wooden …

Scandinavia is Getting Darker

Posted October 16th, 2009 by holly@huset No Comments »

There is nothing like a Scandinavian summer evening where you can stay outside until midnight and still enjoy a bit of light. But there is also a dark side – the cold, dark and rainy winter-days. It’s starting to get dark when Scandinavians get up in the morning and will be dark again beforethey come back from work.
That is probably the reason why Scandinavians surround themselves with “tons of light”. They put candlelight everywhere and light up their homes with plenty of lamps. Here some pictures from Normann Copenhagen’s offices, one day when it was cold, wet and windy!!! They took these pictures of the Norm 06 lamp in a corridor of their offices in Copenhagen.
The Norm 06 was designed in 2006 by Simon Karkov. It is …

Heima Candlestick by Normann Copenhagen

Posted October 9th, 2009 by holly@huset 1 Comment »

Minimalist, Nordic design – Normann Copenhagen presents the Heima candlestick.

According to Nordic mythology Heima means home or the world, but Heima is also the name behind the new candlestick from Normann Copenhagen. Heima, designed by Francis Cayouette, is a four-armed candlestick made of cast iron in a minimalist, Nordic design.


Inspired by the Nordic culture for living flames and the cast iron arts and craft movement of the 1950s, the French-Canadian Francis Cayouette has interpreted the classic candlestick. The result is a candlestick featuring a recognisable design that pays tribute to industrial craftsmanship and Nordic traditions. The uneven, almost cold surface gives the Heima candlestick character, while the rounded shapes make the design modern.


Francis Cayouette says: “Arts and crafts must have recognisability and a history. I have …