Furuhælvetica is an ongoing project involving work by 11 designers showing experimentations with the wood material pine. The project started with a five days workshop in the woods of Norway where we tried to find new ways to use this traditional material, and reasons why.
The overdose of pine in the 80’s and 90’s home décors, which lead to a national hatred for the material, are the foundation for this project. Our experimentations with pine continue as new challenges come forth in the process of showing it to others.
From the start of the workshop in August 2009, exhibition in September and a second exhibition at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA) in 2010, the project has gained momentum from the Norwegian press and is next showing the results at Designers Block in London. (Next we are going to Manhattan, and then we take Berlin.)
The experimentations are done by Bjørn Jørund Blikstad, Marte Frøystad, Runa Klock, Andrè Sipila, Sigurd Strøm, Lars Hole, Signe Solberg, Birgitte Bjørge, Elisabeth Bjørge and Øyvind Blikstad.
The project is initiated and organized by Bjørn Jørund Blikstad, Marte Frøystad and Runa Klock.