Strong collection of housewares kitchen products from eight young Norwegian designers is shown at DesignTide in Tokyo until 4 November.
Beautifully formed and executed, all the products balance between traditional and contemporary modern lifestyle. Smooth knifes by Petter Skogstad or Per Finne are modern take on traditional Norwegian as well as Japanese culture. Objects such as Skogstad's Tue cast iron trivet or Kristine Five Melvær's Liquid lights reinterpreting traditional still life motives in kitchen define new kitchen landscape with poetry and abstraction.
Another great products inspired by tradition and everyday life include Anderssen & Voll's Tuomatu cooking top made out of marble or Kristine Bjaadal's Siska French press coffee maker combining porcelain, cork, wood and leather.
Great selection of designers plus original creative theme have created beautiful series of user friendly products under the collective exhibition FoodWork.
Some information from designers:
As the title indicates, the topic of the project is food: storage, preparation, presentation, and eating. These objects spring out of simple and ordinary, yet essential and vital, actions that tie people together across cultural differences. The objects are designed for everyday situations in Norway – they are Norwegian. However, we have been inspired by Japanese culture – or rather, by our particular understanding of Japanese culture. In other words: we have attempted to make Norwegian objects that could also be relevant to Japanese living. Our goal is to draw inspiration and knowledge from how our work is experienced in Tokyo.