There are many positive emotions related to Advent and Christmas. When the Norwegian designer team Torsteinsen Design released its Advent Star in 2011, it immediately became a popular decoration object. Hanging an advent star is a kind of ritual for many, just like decorating a Christmas tree.
“A hands-on approach combined with many years of experience, lets us design innovative, functional, and cost effective solutions for our clients,” says the designers.
The Torsteinsen Design team consists of husband and wife, Fredrik Torsteinsen and Solveig Torsteinsen, and Ivar Øverby.
Solveig Torsteinsen has worked as a designer for over 28 years, creating items ranging from the design of office chairs to various exhibitions for among others the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian National Museum.
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Products are inspired by the functional yet organic shapes of the Scandinavian design tradition and strive to be both beautiful and utilitarian.
Torsteinsen Design has received numerous notable awards, among them 8 Awards for Design Excellence from the Norwegian Design Council. 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.
The number of stars sold has increased annually.
A Norwegian Christmas Star, written by Tor Kjolberg