Designers Saturday Awards Best Talents 2019

Mari Koppanen, who graduated from Master of Design at KHiO in the spring of 2019, won both the 1st and 2nd award during the DS Awards Best Talents 2019.

DS Academy Opening Ceremony

Official opening ceremony of the most notable design event in Norway, Designers’ Saturday, takes place in KHiO on Friday. This also sets the beginning for DS Academy, where all Norwegian design schools meet the more forward-looking companies, including several events over the weekend.

Best in Show, Mari Koppanen: ‘We grew together’

Mari Koppanen’s MA-project has been chosen as the Best Project of the year with award of 20 000 NOK by FKDS. The jury states that Koppanen’s has a thorough investigation into contemporary design practices that addresses material sustainability, craft heritage and cultural misappropriation.

Martine Scheen wins the Statsbyggs Student Award 2019

The award is aimed to encouraging an experimental and innovative approaches in spatial and furniture design amongst future generations of interior architects. Statsbygg student award is 20 000 NOK.

BA & MA Graduation Exhibition

The exhibition of the BA and MA final projects is now on display in the KHiO galleries!

BA final exams

The annual Interior Architecture and Furniture Design BA final exams take place in the 'Prøvesal 2' at 17th of May 2017. Each candidate presents their BA project to the external examiners. The event is public.

Francisco Gomez Paz Lecture

Argentinian designer working in Milan. He has developed products for leading design companies, including well-known lighting fixtures and furniture. His approach to design is driven by his own curiosity, the knowledge of technology and materials and a highly experimental hands-on creative process. He has received several international awards, including prestigious Compasso d’Oro.

Patrick Norguet Lecture

French designer Patrick Norguet, belongs to that generation which is making known the “french touch” on the international stage. His sense of color and formal purity coupled with continual search for comfort parallels well with Nordic design. Mr Norguet has worked with several mayor furniture producers such as Cappellini. His works also include close collaborations with the fashion world.

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