The Anderssen & Voll duo, which has won several international awards, regularly contributes to Norway's visibility on the world map of design. Nevertheless, they approach each project with new feelings and freedom in creativity. Emotions are essential in their creation. According to them, it is the feelings that breathes life into their designs and give objects a certain character. Thus they describe their portfolio by the word openness, using any style as a description could be limiting.
When they start with any new design, at first they observe its form and try to capture the main features, on which they then work. Like they would breathe life into every piece of furniture that comes under their hands. They also try to be sensitive to the cultural heritage and of the influences of the market, so that they can imprint this knowledge in advance and thus always create a groundbreaking and desirable piece for those interested.
For example, when they were creating the iconic Outline sofa for the Muuto brand. Their task was to design a piece that could be different from the others in the brand's portfolio. At the same time, they tried to combine Scandinavian design with something more continental. The duo often develops and improves their designs even after they have been launched on the market. But this was not the case with Outline sofas, which they managed to finalize with the first sketch.
Another recognizable design of theirs is with no doubt the Doze Lounge Chair with the ottoman. Its all-encompassing seat combines Scandinavian approach with details known from collections of furniture from the 1970s. The result is an archetypal armchair with a footrest. Accessories from their workshop, such as Troll vases for the Menu brand, have also become well-known.
Last but not least, we must mention Pavilion chairs, which were designed for the &Tradition brand, are among the key designs of Anderssen & Voll. They brought airiness, elegance and graceful lines to the concept of timeless chairs made of metal and bent wood. At the same time, they are easy to stack. Designers believe that even if they respect and build on traditions, it is good to break some of the elements from time to time. And this approach is just evident in the Pavilion chairs, which follow the modernism of the late 1950s.
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