100% Norway and London Design Festival – the highlights

It’s the twelfth London Design Festival! Over 250 partners and 300 events celebrating the best in design will be participating, filling the city with a unique design buzz. One of them 100% Norway at TENT London. There’s so much beautiful, innovative and functional design for the home presented during the festival -But here’s the highlights from 100% Norway.

Go eco friendly from an early age with the Elefant. a fun and colourful combined recycling system and stool, that encourages children to learn about waste sorting from an early age. The trunk lifts to accommodate large items such as cardboard boxes, whereas the tail spins to allow bottles to be deposited. Ethicool?

Oslo based design company Permafrost has created a modular seating system for children designed to evolve along with them, Stokke Steps combines the functions of baby bouncer, infant recliner, secure high-chair and adjustable children’s stool into a single product, thus meeting seating needs from birth all the way through childhood.

“Going New Ways” was done in collaboration with Stokke, Go” is the first child carrier that challenges common concepts of mobility. Through an adaptable design solution, the product offers both ergonomic back carrying and weight relieving strolling in a single product.
Tina Alnæs - Going New Ways_2l

Built of 6mm birch veneer plywood panels, held in place only with wedges, the playhouse is lightweight (about 20kg) and easy to assemble – without tools or screws – allowing children to participate in the construction of their own house. Simply brilliant!

Design we’ve spotted at 100% Norway and that we look forward to see includes the beautiful Boo lamp by Hedda Torgersen.

The Cool with Wool stools offers a fun filled and colourful design idea to a traditional piece of furniture. And I bet these stools are a lot more comfy to sit on than the bare pine ones! Also, the felted wool hemispheres that top the turned-birch stool can be removed, recombined and replaced at will, giving you the opportunity to customise it the way you want it.

This series of ash-wood chopping boards creates a mountain landscape when not in use, with the lines of the ash providing contour and shape to the three peaks. A wonderful way of introducing natural material and design to your selection of useful objects in the kitchen. This is a must have for any contemporary home.

100% Norway runs 18 – 21 September this year alongside TENT London in the Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR. Find out more at 100percentnorway.com

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