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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.

  • 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.

    3 Lotus bowls stacked on top of each other
    Photo: Manufacturer: Lucie Kaas
  • 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.

    Bjorklund cheese slicer
    Photo: Manufacturer: Bjørklund
  • 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.

    A green and a blue scarf, designed by Kristine Vikse
    Kristine Vikse.
    Photo: Manufacturer: Vikonsept
  • 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.

    Waffle-shaped pot holder from Bark Bazar
    Bark Bazar.
    Photo: Manufacture: Bark Bazar
  • 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.

    Norwegian wood blanket
    Norwegian wood.
    Photo: Manufacturer: Røros/Pur norsk
  • 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.

    Sunbell led lamp
    Photo: Manufacturer: Bright
  • 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.

    Abel shelves holding books, lamps and a plant
    Photo: Manufacturer: Pur Norsk
  • 8. Re-turned birds

    Manufacturer: Hem

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

    Five bird figurines made of wood
    Hem Birds.
    Photo: Manufacturer: Hem
  • 9. Swims shoe protectors

    Designer & manufacturer: Swim

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

    Orange goloshes
    Photo: Manufacturer: Swims
  • 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.

    A set of Skaugum cutlery
    Photo: Manufacturer: Skaugum
    Pur norsk

    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).

    New and classical design icons

    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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