“At a time when all have too much stuff, we need to rethink our approach to design. We talk about ‘peak oil’, ‘peak meat’, and recently Steve Howard, head of the sustainability unit at IKEA talked about ‘peak furniture’. In short: our everyday lives are overcrowded with ‘things’.
A Few Good Things proposes that we need fewer but better objects in our daily lives, and surveys prototypes and products—done in collaboration with manufacturers in Norway and abroad—by 10 Norwegian design studios that place sustainability at the heart of their practice, creating long lasting works with an emphasis on functionality and clean, simple lines”.
— Paul Makovsky, Curator
A Few Good Things: New Designs from Norway is curated by Metropolis magazine’s editorial director Paul Makovsky and produced by the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DOGA) in partnership with the Norwegian Consulate General in New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A selection of work by 10 Norwegian designers—both emerging and established—will be presented at Wanted Design on May 13–16 2016, during NYC x DESIGN—New York City’s celebration of global design.