FURUHELVETE is a furniture collection inspired by the traditional use of pine as a building material in Norwegian design and architecture. Furuhelvete is a Norwegian expression originally used to describe an overuse of pine in Norwegian homes and cabins, often associated with a style that is considered distasteful or outdated. With the collection we aim to explore different notions of pine and create a new interest for this local and wonderful material.

Through a series of objects we explore the different innate characteristics of the material and propose new possibilities in terms of structure, form and function. We wish to challenge the established notion of the material by introducing contemporary shapes and building techniques and thus creating a new context for Norwegian pine.

Shown at the Sorgenfri Gallery August 2020.