Designers Saturday Oslo is a 3 day event being held every other year in September. Designers Saturday is a chance for Norwegian and International interior brands to showcase themselves and their showrooms as well as mingle with others in the industry. This year’s event is being held 8 – 10 September.
The Designers Saturday idea was dreamt up by enthusiastic industry insiders who brought the concept over from New York in 1986. This is the only national exhibition in Norway, dedicated to furniture, textiles, lighting, flooring and other interior and design related products aimed at both industry professionals and the wider design aware public.
A free bus service is available to attendees; simply jump on and off the bus where you want. 190 cutting edge Norwegian, Scandinavian and international exhibitors will display their latest offerings at 36 locations across Oslo city center.
In 2007 Designers Saturday Oslo instigated Designers Saturday Awards. The awards serve to heighten interest in interior architecture and give students and experienced professionals’ alike, recognition of design excellence and quality. There will be two awards; one for best interior, where a jury of experts choose between the latest works of Norwegian interior designers.
The other one is for best talents, where emerging designers will have a chance to show their talents to potential employers in the industry, hopefully resulting in collaboration between designers and manufacturers.
The jury chairmen, Jonas Stokke and Anne Heinsvig, will announce the winners and hand over the awards during the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony in 2015 at Oslo National Academy of Arts was a success. This year the opening ceremony has moved to the new spectacular construction called “Arctic Pyramid” or Salt, looking like a gigantic fish rack. It’s just a five minute walk along the Bjørvika shoreline from the Oslo Opera House towards Vippetangen Port.
The nominees in category Best Interior are:
Norgesglasset by Snøhetta
Snøhetta has designed a unique bar and interior concept for the expansion of Oslo Airport. Located centrally in the new domestic terminal, the playful design of Norgesglasset draws inspiration from its namesake, the Norgesglasset jar, a classic product long used for pickling and storing food familiar to many Norwegian homes. Snøhetta re-used over 4000 original Norgesglasset jars to clad the ceiling and back wall of the 65 sqm bar.
Aesop Homansbyen by Snøhetta
Aesop opened its second Norwegian signature store in the vibrant retail and residential district of Majorstuen, Oslo in June this year.
Business Lounge Stavanger Lufthavn Sola by Metropolis
Ullsentralen – Kjeveortopedane (The Wool Central – the Orthodontists) by Sol Design
Grand Café, Oslo by Radius Design
Faust by Snøhetta
For the high-end shoemaker Faust, Snøhetta has created a complete visual identity and the brand’s very first signature store.
Make an entrance by Metropolis Architects
Summit Bar by Snøhetta
Mat- og Merkevarehuset på Grünerløkka-innovasjonsfabrikken by Ledsten arkitektur
The Norwegian Medicine Agency by Snøhetta
Designers Saturday Awards Best Interior 2017:
No 1: Mat- og merkevarehuset – Ledsten Arkitektur
No 2: Make an entrance – Metropolis arkitektur & design
No 3: Faust – Snøhetta
Best Talent 2017:
Designer Marcus Voraa was awarded for his dining table, which grows by the means of a crank handle.
Designers Saturday in Oslo, compiled by Admin