How does the past shape the future, and how does that impact design and interiors? This years theme of Oslo Design Fair has been a retro philosophical take on the deeper meaning of how we live and what objects we surround us with.
Representing Nanimarquina in the year of their 30th anniversary the new collection presented at the fair showed a mix between traditional techniques combined with fresh design - and the result; products meant to last through generations, rather than buying cheaper products and replacing them shortly due to either relevance of the design or poor quality.
The beautiful exhibition called "Tendencies - Past/Future" curated by Norwegian stylists Kirsten Visdal and Per Olav Sølvberg also featured the simplistic rug "Mano 1993" (Hand) by graphic designer Chillida for Nanimarquina and the iconic harlequin patterned "Losanges" by the Bouroullec brothers for Nanimarquina in the scene titled "New Luxury".
We choose more wisely the objects we surround us with and a carefully selected collection of unique art, high end furniture with a mix of functional and personal items are making their way in to our homes, slowly, because we are seeking more long lasting designs that shows our true identities through our homes - for our families, the environment and the future.