Norwegian Food Objects Inspired by Japanese Culture by Anderssen & Voll

11.07.12 | By
Norwegian Food Objects Inspired by Japanese Culture by Anderssen & Voll
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We posted about Kristine Bjaadal’s food objects that were shown at Food Work during Tokyo Design Tide 2012, and another Norwegian design team who was showing objects in the exhibition was Oslo-based Anderssen & Voll.

Food Work features eight Norwegian designers presenting projects surrounding food: storage, preparation, presentation, and eating. Anderssen & Voll’s contributions are inspired by Japanese culture, but are designed for everyday situations in Norway.  Their goal was to make products relevant to Japanese living drawing inspiration and knowledge from how their work is experienced in Tokyo.

The Good Morning moka pot (above) is an aluminum and walnut coffee pot made for extra strong coffee or espresso. The designers describe it as “a hybrid of the classic Italian pots, traditional Japanese handicraft, and Norwegian cravings for extra strong coffee.”

The Chef wooden containers are small, multi-purpose containers turned in pine wood that resemble mushrooms. Designed to perfectly fit how the hands usually operate in opening and closing containers: a truly handmade outline.

The Ori grinders and salt cellar were inspired by origami, as well as the shapes of folds and crystals. Made of maple and Corian.

Tuamotu is a small gas cooktop with a solid marble base and cast iron details that somehow, although seemingly more traditional materials, marry together to form a contemporary design. Inspired by our compact and personal ways of living in small spaces, this accessory’s materials makes it feel luxurious.

Photos by Anderssen & Voll.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.