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  • Industrial design: having an effect

    02.03.2011

    Strategic design can have a positive impact on profitability and the company’s bottom line, according to the Norwegian Design Council. It has even created a new award called Design Effect – modelled after the British one –...

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  • Norwegian design - abundant & individual

    06.06.2010

    As a design writer and curator for the best part of the last decade, one of the most enjoyable and inspiring roles I have had the pleasure of being employed in is that of curator for 100% Norway – which I’ve been doing ...

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  • Oslo - quality of life

    16.04.2010

    The Oslo region is a fast-growing knowledge area in southeast Norway. With a high quality of life, safe and accessible, this is the Oslo region - “Powered by Nature”.

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  • Norwegian architecture & design - does it make sense?

    29.03.2010

    Does a specifically Norwegian architecture and design exist? Is there a collective identity which is essentially and tangibly different from that of other nations? Or, as national boundaries seem to dissolve, with trends a...

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  • Innovation through cooperation

    29.03.2010

    The Norwegian Design Council, together with the design and architecture environment in Norway knows that user-oriented designers are possibly the most accessible and efficient innovation tools available in product developm...

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  • Norwegian design is taking the world by storm

    11.03.2010

    Traditionally Norway has not been associated with design in the same way that its Scandinavian neighbours have. Almost every building in Finland houses at least one item of Alvar Aalto furniture and a Marimekko textile or ...

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  • All together now

    16.12.2009

    The Norwegian design world gains much of its strength not only from its creativity and functionality, but also based on its ability to meet immediate needs. With this in mind, the Norwegian Design Council has been behind t...

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  • Bjørvika - city within a city

    16.12.2009

    Oslo is in the throes of a major urban transformation. Museums will move. A new commercial business district will be erected. And all will come together by the seaside at Bjørvika, site of the first settlements which origi...

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  • Blue, green and the city in between

    16.12.2009

    The “Blue and the Green and the City in Between” - the Fjord City of Oslo - exhibits the combination of the vibrant feel of an innovative city in growth, while at the same time maintaining its roots with nature. Over 90% o...

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  • Happenings on the Oslo fashion scene

    14.12.2009

    Things are starting to happen again in Norway’s fashion scene. Oslo Fashion Week has joined a new Nordic Fashion Association. Oslo Fashion Fair will make a big comeback after being away eight years. And the industry will b...

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