Morten & Jonas are a pair of young, Norwegian designers that met while studying at Bergen Academy. The design duo graduated in 2011 with Masters in Design degrees and promptly set up shop designing furniture and spacial environments that have since landed them several awards. Their first design out of the gate was the Bake Me a Cake table lamp that was oddly created as a collaboration with a prison in Bergen, which manufactures them, and Northern Lighting. They’ll be exhibiting new designs as part of the 100% Norway exhibition at Tent London from September 18th-21st. Let’s take a look at what keeps this lively pair inspired and on their toes, in this week’s Friday Five.
“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Egg – a beautiful masterpiece from nature. Shape connected to function by using the perfect material and shape. Form and the perception of form is central in our work. Besides, it tastes good.
Just one! The second one is a bit overrated. The sunlight that hits the carbonated bubbles. The sound when you crack open the bottle. The fresh smell. Sometimes, when we are very satisfied with our own work, we celebrate! One beer in our office chairs enjoying the view over the city, from our studio on the 5th floor of the old USF-yard building in Bergen.
Laugh out loud! Every day! Laugh and the world laughs with you, or as we say in Norway, a good laugh prolongs life. Humor is an important tool for us and not a day goes by without a laugh. Life is too short not to laugh.
Light – Visible light is certain wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation that causes visual stimuli in the human eye. Light is a fascinating and vital phenomenon that creates moments, moods, and life. We are currently working on several projects connected to light. Light is important for us.
The forest – Too many days in the office chair… back and head is often slightly overheated. Nothing is like running through the forest clearing the mind and giving the body movement. Experience the light breaking through the tree tops. The sounds and the smells contained in the materials and life in the woods is recreational. Wood is a fantastic material!