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Top 10 designs to take home

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.

1. Lotus bowl

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.

2. Bjørklund cheese slicer

Manufacturer: Bjørklund

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.

3. Fragments of Norway scarf

Design by: Kristine Vikse

Beautiful and delicate as a necklace. Thin scarf in quality wool with printed motifs from Norwegian nature. All season accessory.

4. Waffle-shaped trivet and potholder

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.

5. Norwegian Wood blanket

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.

6. Sunbell led lamp

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.

7. Abel shelves

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.

8. Re-turned birds

Manufacturer: Hem

Handcrafted wooden birds with a refreshingly untraditional design in contrast to the usual tourist trinkets.

9. Swims shoe protectors

Designer & manufacturer: Swim

Visitors in Norway may sooner or later appreciate having goloshes or even an umbrella at hand.

10. Skaugum cutlery

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.

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