About

The programme of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design is part of Oslo National Academy of the Arts, which originating from the Royal Norwegian Drawing School from 1818. The school has now developed to a contemporary multidisciplinary art institution with departments in Design, Crafts, Fine Arts and Performing Arts. We find this set up very inspiring and fruitful for our agenda, where our programme is in-between several disciplines, taking advantages of the rich dialogue with multiple voices.

Our common agenda is to work with the social space and with the objects and things related to it. We see this as a framework of our society’s cultures that we wish to engage with. We eschew of making fixed definition of our disciplines, but rather challenge the students to investigate the peripheries.

Our pedagogical approach is based on a critical dialogue and collaborative learning. The ideology is to prepare our students for the uncertain future, to be able to explore those emerging territories with professional skills.

BA courses offer studies for each student to build their in depth professional skills and knowledge palette within the disciplines of spatial and object design. The courses have main focus on practice based studio work.

MA courses enable every student to elevate their design abilities to advanced design practices. The aim is to contribute to the critical discourses in the continuously redefined design professions and to educate active leaders within the field. The studio practices are explored as design research.

Faculty

  • Toni Kauppila
    Head of Programme
  • Sigurd Strøm
    Professor in Furniture Design
  • Vigdis Ruud
    Associate Professor in Spatial Design
  • Karin Knott
    Associate Professor in Spatial Design
  • Isak Wisløff
    Assistant Professor in Furniture Design

Students

  • 1MA
  • Ali Gallefoss
  • Herman Kathle Ødegaard
  • İlayda Keskinaslan
  • Tie Li
  • Kristiina Veinberg
  • Chuan Jiang
  • 2MA
  • Jean-Baptiste Caserta
  • Patrick Grung
  • Lisa Mari Nossen
  • Oyindamola Rufai
  • Taradol Sutjaritvorakul
  • Benjamin Valand
  • Zhenyuan Wu
  • 1BA
  • Niels Peter Torp Bie
  • Maren Kjelgaard Bredesen
  • Charlotte Mathilde Friis
  • Alise Hagen
  • Hajer Khalil
  • Kevin Kurang
  • Oda Severine Lillehagen
  • Ingveig Nodland
  • Jonathan Adonay Padilla Santos
  • Josephine Sassu
  • Hanne Tingleff
  • Amina Winkler
  • 2BA
  • Vega Drake Carlsson
  • Christine Dybing
  • Hedda Grading
  • Celine Grimnes
  • August Horn
  • Johnny Huynh
  • Natsuki Ishida
  • Marthine Kjennerud
  • Bill Mobech
  • Julie Martine Paulsen
  • Frida Kaul Varøystrand
  • Jennifer Lundinner
  • 3BA
  • Cecilie Andresen
  • Nataliia Bilinska
  • Sarah Bowes
  • Therese Braaten
  • Sindre Buraas
  • Hallbjørn Kjellson Hognestad
  • Finn Robert Jensen
  • Margit Mehl
  • Frida Moen Ødegård
  • Marte Elise Nesdal
  • Lea Maria Valum Sjøblom
  • Nora Valmestadrød
  • Jens Kristoffer Bøyesen Vik
  • Maren Wesseltoft
  • Anna Marthea Øren