“It all started in 2011 with a dinner at my house where the table was so small that I had to put the serving trays on top of each other,” says Norwegian designer Bjørn van den Berg, who has a master’s in product design from OsloMet University. Read the never-ending story of the Norwegian furniture designer.
After customizing his own shoes, belts and jackets, he became a local success and created his first commercial label in 2012. His inspiration comes from the desire to recreate everyday situations and emotions in his objects. In 2015 he designed his Plateau tray series, which are overlapping each other in different levels of height creating a connection between the elements presented.
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Featured in international magazines
Bjørn’s works have been featured in many international magazines, like Harper’s, Bazaar, Treats Magazine, Beau Monde and many others. His creative output has continued to impress. In 2016, New York Times named him one of their designers to watch and in 2017, his Aeral Lamp designed together with Falke Svatun won a Wallpaper Magazine design award.
Then his work started to feature in several Dutch national television productions and shows, such as the Voice, Holland’s Next Top Model as well as in several international music videos. During the London Design Festival 2017, he collaborated in the show “Punctuating Space” in which he conveyed concepts and evoke emotion in spaces via tactility, form, color and light.
Never-ending search for new challenges
His never-ending search for new challenges and his perfect eye for detail made him ideal for international collaborations such as those with Duo Raw, Majestic Black, Amada Lepore, Tara McDonald and creating art with Sequoia Emmanuelle.
Bjørn van den Berg is also part of Klubben, a Norwegian design collective. The group brings together emerging Norwegian furniture designers as well as those in the neighboring fields of textiles and accessories, to promote their work internationally.
The Never-Ending Story of a Norwegian Furniture Designer
Lately, Bjørn has been noticed and spotted by many celebrities in the entertainment industry. To name a few, Nicki Minaj, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Rowland and Demi Levato.
The never-ending story of the Norwegian product designer goes on….
The Never-Ending Story of a Norwegian Furniture Designer, written by Tor Kjolberg