About

Designer Bjørn van den Berg (b. 1988) graduated from the Master program in Product Design at Oslo and Akershus University College in the spring of 2014. Since graduating he has worked closely with various manufacturers of domestic objects and exhibited his work across the world. In the process when designing everyday objects, he wishes to make people aware of the presence. By getting in touch with emotions such as reminiscence, sensibility and tactility, Bjørn intends to extend the objects’ lifespan. Bjørn have done projects for various clients within product and furniture design, as well as exhibition design. Together with designer Falke Svatun, he was project managing the first Unika Auction in 2017. Bjørn is one of the co-founders of the Norwegian brand A part. He is selected as a member of Klubben (Norwegian Designers Union).

Education



2008 - 2014 
MA in Product design
Oslo and Akershus University College | no

2010 
5. semester exchange at Department of Design
Aarhus School of Architecture | dk

Honors


2018
Bo Bedre Design Award nomination "Readers favorite" for Aura mirror series

2017
Bo Bedre Design Award nomination "Readers favorite" for Aura mirror series

2017
Wallpaper* Design Award for Aerial Floor Lamp

2016
Bo Bedre Design Award nomination "Lamp of the year" for Aerial Floor Lamp

2016
New York Times list over "The 15 Most Exciting New Designers at Salone"

2015
Bo Bedre Design Award nomination "Best Newcomer 2015" 

2015
Designers Saturday nomination "Best Talents 2015" for Aura mirror series

2014
Wallpaper* Design Graduates list over upcoming design talents from 2015

 

Publications

Wallpaper*, T Magazine - The New York Times, Dezeen, Thisispaper, Minimalissimo, Domus, D2, Sight Unseen, Oak The Nordic Journal, Nytt Rom, Surface Mag, RUM id, Dwell

Selected clients and collaborators

New Works, Jotun, Modus Furniture, Skagerak, Kråkvik & D´Orazio, Wilfa, Magnor Glassverk

Exhibitions

2017
Everything is Connected at Ventura Lambrate | it

2017
Everything is Connected at Oslo Design Fair | no

2016
Norwegian Structure at The Nordic Embassies in Berlin | de

2016
Norwegian Structure at Oslo Design Fair | no

2016
Norway x New York at Offsite | us

2016
Norwegian Structure at Ventura Lambrate | it

2016
Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture Fair | se

2015
Norwegian Presence at Norwegian Design Fair | no

2015
Norwegian Presence at Ventura Lambrate Milano | it

2015
Talent at Gifts and Interior Trade Fair | no

2014 
Norwegian Icons - Past, Present, Future at IFFT Tokyo | jp

2014
100% Norway at London Design Festival | uk

2014 
Salone Satellite at Salone del Mobile Milano | it

2014 
Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture Fair | se