A Norwegian Christmas Star


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.

A Norwegian Christmas Star
Stella Advent Star, by Torsteinsen Design

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The Torsteinsen Design team consists of husband and wife, Fredrik Torsteinsen and Solveig Torsteinsen, and Ivar Øverby.

A Norwegian Christmas Star
From left: Ivar Øverby, Fredrikt Torsteinsen and Solveig Torsteinsen

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.

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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


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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.