Prominent and Successful Norwegian Interior Designer Duo

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Norwegian furniture design duo Anderssen & Voll works within various fields of interior, but the term function seems to be their number one trademark.

Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll established their studio in 2009 in the heart of Oslo, housed in one of the oldest buildings in the area dating back to 1802 next to the beautiful river of Akerselva, an area that is home to several design studios and art schools.

Prominent and Successful Norwegian Interior Designer Duo
Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll established their studio in 2009 in the heart of Oslo

The Oslo-based duo wants to create products that will last a lifetime in their function and aesthetic. According to the duo, design means being receptive to cultural and market influences and applying this knowledge in forward-thinking ways to generate groundbreaking and desirable products for the clients.

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Prominent and Successful Norwegian Interior Designer Duo
Anderssen & Voll, Rest Studio Sofa for Muuto

Prominent and Successful Norwegian Designer Duo
Anderssen & Voll have been named both Norwegian and Scandinavian designers of the year and have received numerous international awards for their work within furniture, lighting, and home accessories, including Wallpaper Award, Red Dot Award, IF Award, DOGA Award and Honorary Award for best Design in Norway.

Prominent and Successful Norwegian Interior Designer Duo
Hector Lowres, by Andressen & Voll

Espen Voll comes from a family of architects and artists and says that his way into design was a natural progression from his upbringing.

Torbjørn Anderssen comes from a family of musicians. “I come from a family of musicians. I gravitated towards design from an idea of transforming my time into something that would be more tangible, as well as, hopefully, meaningful,” he said in an interwiew on his design for the Danish furniture company Muuto.

Prominent and Successful Norwegian Interior Designer Duo
The Oslo-based duo, Anderssen & Voll, wants to create products that will last a lifetime in their function and aesthetic

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Their design philosophy
“A good product builds and expands on tradition while simultaneously breaking the rules of said tradition. Modifications and elements of surprise, even changes that are less radical, stimulate thought and reflection, also for whom may not hold a particular interest in design. This tiny second of reflection is the window of opportunity where we can communicate with the users and that’s what we strive to tap into.”

Prominent and Successful Norwegian Interior Designer Duo
Anderssen & Voll, 3 seat compose sofa for Muuto

Abour Anderssen & Voll
Torbjørn Anderssen (b. 1976) and Espen Voll (b. 1965) have studied at the Oslo National Academy of Art and Bergen Academy of Art and Design, where Anderssen currently works as a professor.

Prominent and Successful Norwegian Interior Designer Duo
Bow. by Anderssen & Voll

They were co-founders of the design group Norway Says in 2000.

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Prominent and Successful Norwegian Interior Designer Duo
Called Kumo, this piece of furniture is available with up to four seats. But it arrives as a series of constructed pieces, which can be simply slotted together.

The duo has designed furniture, lighting, textiles and other products for brands such as Muuto, Menu, &Tradition, New Works, Connect, Compose, Oslo, Outline, Rest and Guesthouse Nedre Foss.

Prominent and Successful Norwegian Designer Duo, 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.