The Norwegian interior designer Andreas Engesvik’s studio is working in various fields of design ranging from furniture and tableware to industrial design for various international clients such as Iittala, Muuto, FontanaArte, Ligne Roset and Asplund.
Here is an overview of some of the latest designs by Engesvik.
Ease – made for Edsbyn kontorsmöbler
made in cooperation with Jens Fager
Ease is a new product line of flexible screen solutions, designed by Jens Fager and Andreas Engesvik for Edsbyn Kontorsmöbler. Ease features light weight panels that link together to create free-standing partitions and room configurations for open areas in offices, hotels and homes. It is easy and quick to construct and to change; unique and diverse in its capabilities to modify the design.
Whether the screen solutions are used as free-standing room dividers, angled partitions or for a complex room configuration, the screens instantly create a positive working atmosphere. In addition, their versatility makes them amenable to any further layout changes.
The Ease screen programme is based on the use of pressed PET fiber technology.
Tiki sofa – made for Fogia
Tiki sofa is a light and casual sofa with great comfort. The visual apperance of the sofa is rooted in the top line of the couch and the silhouette this line creates. The line gives associations to something soft and well used which has been shaped over time; as a garment, shaped leather, wood or a sail. Tiki’s identity lies in this line and the slim and visually lightweight construction.
The sofa is low in both seat height and total height. Tikis thin loose cushions, in combination with the springs in the bottom frame offers a good, old school comfort. The idea is that this comfort not is apparent as one views Tiki – but that it is perceived as one sits.
The aim has been to create a sofa that can withstand use over time. It is solid without being too heavy in weight. The materials used is a mix of visco-elastic foam and regular cut foam – in combination with filling of down.
Sol – made for LK Hjelle
Sol is a versatile little stool with a lot of character and a friendly presence. The low height of Sol makes it subordinate larger furniture. It can stand freely in connection to low tables and sofas or be placed against a wall when not in use. The length of the stool provides space for two people – also suitable for small environments. The canopy gives it direction – a front side and a rear side. It can also act as a light backrest and as a handle when moving it around.
Andreas Engesvik, Oslo was awarded with Elle decorations award in the category Furniture of the year by Norway, for Sol.
Gol cabinet and Gol table made for tonning & stryn
Gol Cabinet and dining table are the two first products in the Gol collection from Tonning & Stryn. The new Norwegian brand Tonning & Stryn, was formerly two separate companies situated in the same small town. They have now joined forces and are focusing on traditional craftsmanship and quality. Gol cabinet and table are made out of solid oak.
New Bunad blankets made for Mandal veveri
Two new versions based on the Beltestakk bunad from East Telemark and the Vest Agder 1810 bunad was launched in January this year in Oslo. The Bunad blankets represents a simplification and transferring of the Norwegian folk costumes and introduces this rich tradition into our daily environments and interiors.
In May 2013, The Bunad blankets won the The Editors Award in the category Best Textile at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York.
Andreas Engesvik has a Bachelors degree in Art History from the University of Bergen Norway (1991/1995). Andreas went on to study Design at the National College of Art and Design.
He graduated in 2000 with a Masters degree in Design and founded in the same year Norway Says. In 2009, after 6 successful years, as a company, Andreas Engesvik went solo and founded his new studio ANDREAS ENGESVIK, OSLO, and he soon became one of the most prestigeous Norwegian interior designers.
Awards (a selection): Red Dot Award 2012 & 2014, Elle Decoration Award (Norway) – Furniture of the year 2013, Designer of the Year 2012 & 2013, Bo Bedre Magazine awards, ICFF Editors Award, best textile, New York 2013, Designer of the Year 2012, Elle Decoration Award, Oslo 2012, IF Product Design Award 2010, Wallpaper design Award 2009, (best light) 2009, Torsten & Wanja Søderberg Award, Sweden 2007, Wallpaper design Award 2004, (best sofa) 2004, The Bruno Mathsson Award, Sweden 2004.
Andreas Engesvik was in 2012 appointed Guest Professor at The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm.