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Don’t leave Norway without taking some of the vibes with you. The Norwegian design-only Oslo shop “Pur Norsk” reveals the design objects they often recommend.
Bring back a piece of Norway, but make sure it fits into your luggage or at least in your home.
Luckily, there are numerous reasonable sized quality objects on sale all over Norway in places by your shopping path. Take it with you now or have it shipped.
Manufacturer: Lucie Kaas
An iconic classic kitchenware series with typical 1960s colours and patterns. Among the numerous sizes to chose from, many are easy to bring back home from the holiday in Norway. Original design: Arne Clausen, 1963.
This world-famous Norwegian invention was patented in the 1920s by designer Thor Bjørklund and is still an indispensable kitchen classic. It creates curiosity and is often an icebreaker for lighthearted conversations. Perfect to squeeze into already fully packed hand luggage. Design by: Thor Bjørklund, 1925.
Design by: Kristine Vikse
Beautiful and delicate as a necklace. Thin scarf in quality wool with printed motifs from Norwegian nature. All season accessory.
Designer & manufacturer: Bark Bazar
We Norwegians enjoy waffles at any meal. The trivet has a distinctive quirky style and is yet highly applicable. Lightweight silicone makes it uncomplicated to bring home.
Manufacturer: Røros/Pur Norsk
This homegrown design came up when we introduced the Pur Norsk concept in Japan. The feel and pattern hint to Norwegian nature, petroglyphs and the Japanese author Murakami. The brand Røros is already well-known for its extensive use of Norwegian quality wool.
Designer and manufacturer: Bright
A lamp designed for developing countries which is equally usable elsewhere. Solar-based charging gives reading light and electricity for a mobile phone through the night. Compact and feathery, this product won the 2015 Norwegian Light Award.
Design & manufacturer: Pur Norsk
Our own shelf system earned the Norwegian “Clever design” label for good design in the furniture category in 2014. It is meant to be elegant and flexible. We have already shipped the product to foreigners who fell for it while visiting Oslo.
Handcrafted wooden birds with a refreshingly untraditional design in contrast to the usual tourist trinkets.
Designer & manufacturer: Swim
Visitors in Norway may sooner or later appreciate having goloshes or even an umbrella at hand.
Designer & manufacturer: Skaugum
Retro cutlery produced since 1946 by three generations in the mountain village Geilo. Handcrafted I stainless steel and kebony. The Skaugum series consists of numerous components to chose from.
Pur Norsk (which literally means “pure Norwegian”) is a design and gift shop with Norwegian design products, including furniture, personal items, original curiosities, and things for children.
The shop is owned by Marianne Lien and Lasse Altern Halvorsen.
Visit Pur Norsk's official website (only in Norwegian).
Wool, wood, and glass are some of the naturally sourced favourite materials with long traditions amongst Norwegian designers.
Several design classics, from decorative objects to furniture, are now being reproduced and sold in interior shops.
At the same time, a new breed of local designers manages to recapture the special freshness of Norwegian nature, building on the world-wide known and increasingly popular term "Scandinavian design".
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