Marianne Lien and Lasse Altern Halvorsen receive numerous tourists in their Norwegian design-only Oslo shop “Pur Norsk”. Here the couple reveals the objects visitors often go for.
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 holiday in Norway. Original design: Arne Clausen, 1963. Manufacturer: Lucie Kaas
Photo credits: Lucie Kaas
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 ice breaker for lighthearted conversations. Perfect to squeeze into already fully packed hand luggage. Design by: Thor Bjørklund, 1925. Manufacturer: Bjørklund
Photo credits: Bjørklund
Beautiful and delicate as a necklace. Thin scarf in quality wool with printed motifs from Norwegian nature. All season accessory. Design by: Kristine Vikse. Manufacturer: Vikonsept
Photo credits:: Vikonsept
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. Designer & manufacturer: Bark Bazar
Photo credits: Bark Bazar
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. Design by: Pur Norsk. Manufacturer: Røros/Pur Norsk
Photo credits: 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. Design & manufacturer: Pur Norsk
Photo credits: Pur Norsk
A lamp designed for developing countries which is equally useable elsewhere. Solar-based charging gives reading light and electricity for mobile phone through the night. Compact and feathery, this product won the 2015 Norwegian Light Award. Designer and manufacturer: Bright
Photo credits: Bright
Handcrafted wooden birds with a refreshingly untraditional design in contrast to the usual tourist trinkets. Design by: Lars Beller Fjetland. Manufacturer: Hem
Photo credits: Hem
Visitors in Norway may sooner or later appreciate to have galoshes or even an umbrella at hand. Designer & manufacturer: Swims
Photo credits: Swims
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. Designer & manufacturer: Skaugum (Website in Norwegian).
Photo credits: Skaugum
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A new wave of designers are making themselves heard, while the classic icons are rediscovered. Lighting, rainwear, wool and passports are among the Norwegian designs that are attracting worldwide attention.
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