The Bergen event of the year. Motto; Handmade is the new black.
I returned home to Rosendal feeling inspired. Included. Re-energized. And so much more.
This weekend event wouldn`t have been possible without the visitors, designers, vendors/ companies and their exhibitions stands, craftmen and woman, the event manager Trude Vaaga and her magnificent crew. Atmosphere, creativity and knowledge about handcraft filled the Grieg exhibition area. This years theme, handcraft and handmade, couldn`t have been a better choice!
There are clear tendencies and a attitude change in our society. And increased focus on old handcraft traditions has made room for new designers and others that have known these skills for years. Do it and make it yourself is the new thing. Perfect and mass produced is out. Unperfection and history of the product is in!
I was on a mission this weekend for Interior & boligmessen where I spoke to the crowd from the stage and interviewed various craftmen & relevant interior personalities during the weekend. There was so much to see, and so much to participate in. And so many people to talk to. Old and new.
The lovely national coustume I am wearing in one of the pictures is from Sogn, borrowed from Norsk Flid Husfliden Bergen. Irene Tørhaug introduced my outfit for the evening. The leather boots, underneath this `bunad` were from Klaveness.
For more info and pictures visit Interiør og Boligmessen Bergen 2015. You find them on facebook too!
Congratulations to Dare to Design for winning the prize `Best furniture` for their new supersmart storing system Organize. My hair was attempted woven for the first time. Weave me away Anne Djupvik Andersen took the challenge. At the event you could see handmade and old objects, and newer design. A perfect combination. Remix art and Taken were both represented with their vintage items & interior. Designers and other known faces in Norways world of interior and color were also present; such as Andreas Engelsvik, Ragnhild Wik, Kråkvik & D`Orazio, Per Olav Sølvberg, Einar Nilsson, Kirsten Visdal, Dagny Thurman- Moe, Lisbeth Larsen, Helle Tjaberg, the duo Kneip. Anouk, behind Anouk brands, from the Netherlands. And I must promote one more contributor and her important speach about life, who we are, and why we react how we do. And all these feelings that surround us and our homes. No matter if we want them to or not! ; Irene Nygårdsvik / Spekulatoriet. In a interview with Marta Kløve Juul, from Osterøy museum, we talked about the process of wool as a raw material to a usable product. And she showed off this amazing multifunctional waterproof wool product made on the Oppstads-weave. Above, Terje Simmenes showed off different wool felting techniques. Visitors were able to try it out themselves in various workshops. Paper Me- Hilde Mork by Hilde Mork. Such a lovely and talented lady who makes the most beautiful prints….and new notebook. Arvid Søvik from `Trekunst og dekorasjon`, above, showed off rosepainting and pyrography. Musician and founder of Lysverket restaurant Fredrik Saroea. All photes by: TOVE LISE MOSSESTAD