Aarhus art museum, felles nordisk smartby-prosjekt i regi av DOGA.

Can we develop a Nordic smart city model as a human-centered alternative to the American and Chinese models? The answer is yes. Municipalities and organizations from all over the Nordic countries are now working together to define a smart city model based on Nordic social values and the exceptional work already done in the different Nordic countries.

Co-creating a Nordic smart city model

Designuken i Milano utsatt på grunn av koronaviruset.

Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone have been postponed for two months because of the coronavirus. The new dates for the Norwegian Presence exhibition will be 16–21 June.

Norwegian Presence postponed due to the coronavirus

Flower illustration

The Nordic Report 02  is a deep-dive into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12 – sustainable production and consumption. The report is part of SUSTAINORDIC, which aims to spread awareness about sustainable production and consumption in the Nordics in accordance with Agenda 2030.

The Nordic Report 02 – an eye-opener on sustainable consumption and production

New Era Wharf, flerbrukshus på Rødberg. Vinner av Europan 2019.

Europan is the world’s largest architecture competition for architects under the age of 40. The results of this year’s Norwegian competition were announced at DOGA on Monday 2 December.

Young European architects win competition in three Norwegian municipalities

Stian Alessandro Ekkernes Rossi, arkitekt i Snøhetta, undersøker plast-granulater.

Many of the innovation projects that have received funding from the Design-Driven Innovation Program (DIP) have a sustainability focus.

Focus on sustainability in awarding NOK 8.5 million for innovation

Fasaden av gamle Deichmanske hovedbibliotek i Oslo.

It is said that 80 per cent of the building stock we will use in 2050 has already been built. So why are we building so many new buildings?


Empty buildings and lost values

Barn sitter rundt et bord og gjør skolearbeid. I midten står roboten AV1. Øynene til roboten er rettet mot en bok.

The government is using big words to speak on behalf of the Norwegian health sector. But if the health industry doesn’t load the design canon, the Americans will arrive and colonise us. It is no longer good enough to be world champions on home turf.


Dear health sector: Load the design canon before it’s too late!

Varianter av stolen «Camp» fra Fora Form AS i industripreget rom.

DOGA and Innovation Norway are collaborating to strengthen the brand management, strategic design and exports of Norwegian companies offering finished products. Ten producers have been selected for a pilot programme in Germany.


Ten Norwegian brands to become better exporters

Bilde av Navet strandpark, Vest-Agder Museum

Seven Norwegian architecture companies have been nominated for a total of 15 awards at this year’s WAF in Amsterdam.

Norwegian Architects Conquer the World Architecture Festival!

Kunsthåndverker Pearla Pigao arbeider med tekstiler i sitt studio.

After three years of success in Milan, Norwegian designers, craft artists and manufacturers unite under a new, common concept, directed by DOGA, Klubben and Norwegian Crafts.

Norwegian Presence: The making of modern Norway

Onny Eikhaug i DOGA, statsråd Solveig Horne og juryleder John Arne Bjerknes ønsker forslag til landets mest inkluderende innovasjonspris, Innovasjonsprisen for universell utforming.

The hunt for the most innovative and inclusive projects has begun. “It’s crucial for future value creation that everyone can participate in society. That’s why this award is so important,” says Solveig Horne, Minister of Equality and Children.


Finding the most inclusive design in Norway

Workshop, leende deltagere rundt et bord

The Sparkling Spaces knowledge report was presented at DOGA on 20 April. This marked the launch of the project of the same name. Your municipality can now be part of the project.


Sparkling Spaces – We’re well on our way!

The Municipalities of Lærdal, Tromsø and Haugesund have received KORO funding to carry out art projects in 2017. These projects aim to help create a more vibrant city centre.


Art to create a more vibrant city centre

Designer viser fram lampe til besøkende på utstilling

Norwegian designers, manufacturers, organisations and educational institutions have joined forces to promote Norwegian furniture and interior design, both nationally and internationally. The Samarbeidsrådet for møbel og interiør (SMI) launched five reasons to pursue this – and five concrete ways to achieve it.


Norwegian design is a sorely needed growth industry

Norway can take the lead and serve as a breeding ground for the global, digital services of the future that are adapted to individuals and their needs. But are politicians, bureaucrats and business community leaders sufficiently aware of how important the design disciplines are in developing good solutions for such a diversity of users?


A well designed future

This article was first published in Klassekampen on 1 June 2017: Urban employees more productive than rural ones. How will the end of the oil era affect urban and rural politics? National politicians, architects and city planners need to take action.

Rural districts can learn from the cities

Adrian Paulsen fra Halogen skisserer på en illustrasjonstegning som henger på veggen.

What happens when four directorates are responsible for providing a single service? In the public sector, service design is all about untangling complexities in order to trigger innovation.


Service design is all about untangling complexities

It’s an election year, Norway is undergoing extensive restructuring and many are concerned about the future. Digitisation and new technology are the buzzwords of the election and are used as both scare tactics and to create a sense of hope for the future. But just how much will they affect our lives or urban development in the year 2040?

Tinder & the City

New DOGA.no is part of a large-scale brand project being carried out for Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA). Creuna and DOGA jointly developed the new user-driven DOGA.no. The goal was to create a website that is easy to navigate, visually appealing and that clearly shows all that the fields of design and architecture have to offer.


New DOGA.no

Telefon med applikasjon.

On 5 January 2017, the Norwegian technology company Airthings introduced its new smart radon gas meter called Airthings Wave. The solution was designed by EGGS Design.


EGGS Design: Airthings Wave radon meter

Dame som tegner med tusj på ark på veggen. Visualisering. Designprosess.

To reflect the developments taking place in Norwegian design and architecture, DOGA would like to showcase the work of the industry on DOGA.no.

Show your projects on DOGA.no

By launching a project to identify the economic value of urban concentration for society, DOGA aims to contribute to better decision-making in urban development.


DOGA aims to identify the value of urban concentration

Jøtul-ovn i et hvitt rom med snø utenfor.

Aftenposten’s A-magasinet and DOGA present the Design in 100 competition. 


Design in 100

Peter Opsvik sin tripp trapp-stol er folkets designvinner.

The Tripp Trapp chair from 1972 was the crystal-clear winner of the Norwegian Design in 100 competition arranged by Aftenposten and DOGA.

The people’s choice design winner: the Tripp Trapp chair is the crystal-clear winner!

No fewer than 30 of Norway’s leading designers and arts & crafts specialists are exhibiting at the world’s leading design and furniture event this week. Several prominent design publications believe that the Norwegian exhibition will be one of the event highlights.

High expectations of Norwegian design exhibition in Milan

DOGA-logoen er stensilert ut av papp, slik at den står opp fra ark og skaper skyggespill i sollys.

The DOGA Award for Design and Architecture is a distinction awarded to Norwegian businesses and practitioners who demonstrate the outstanding use of design and/architecture.

We’re launching the DOGA Award

Bildet viser designer Hans Brattrud som ung, sittende ved et tegnebord

One of Norway’s leading designers has passed away. Furniture designer, craftsman and architect Hans Brattrud passed away on 16 March at the age of 83. Brattrud was in the spotlight recently when his Scandia Junior chair was nominated as one of Norway’s 30 best design products in the Design in 100 competition.


In memory of Hans Brattrud (1933-2017)

Brosjyre som ligger på bord. Innspill fra Næringspolitisk råd for kulturell og kreativ næring.

New design enrolment options, innovation team in the public sector, programme for young architects and a fund for testing sustainable architectural solutions. The fields of design and architecture were strongly represented when the ten final recommendations were submitted to the government by the Industrial Policy Council on 19 June.


Focus on design and architecture in Næringspolitisk Råd (Industrial Policy Council)

Kollasj av Fredrik Matheson og Einar Sneve Martinussen

Is it possible that the digital transformation is not really about technology? So what then is it about? And how can we succeed in Norway? Listen to DOGA’s podcast on Norske Byggeklosser 2017 (Norwegian Building Blocks), with Fredrik Matheson and Einar Sneve Martinussen, Norway’s leading experts in interaction design.

DOGA Podcast: Norwegian building blocks

DOGA awards grants to designers and architects interested in profiling their work in an international arena. The amount of the subsidy scheme for the seven organisations receiving international support has increased by 40 percent to a total of NOK 12.8 million.

More travel grants for designers and architects

DOGA logo på en tavle

Creuna’s efforts for DOGA were awarded with gold for Best Visual Identity at Visuelt 2017. DOGA has taken on the task of facilitating learning and experimentation in design and architecture. With a new brand platform and visual identity, Creuna has helped its client garner attention for the industry, not itself.

Creuna and DOGA win the gold at Visuelt 2017

Dataillustrasjon av det urbane grendehuset

DOGA asked students of The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) what they believe people will need in the smart cities of tomorrow. Their response may come as a surprise to some: What we need is a small wooden cabin.

The urban community centre

Fotgjengere går over en åpen plass. Lyskryss med grønne lys, en rød buss i bakgrunnen.

Hear political views on urban development, planning and architecture. The debate was arranged by the magazine KOTE and took place at DOGA on 30 August.

Podcast: KOTE, politics and urban development

I utstillingen finner man blant annet produkter fra Kim Thomé, Bjørn van den Berg, New Works, Kristine Bjaadal, Anderssen&Voll og Fjordfiesta.

Design Week in Stockholm has now come and gone and the exhibition ‘A Colour Composition - New Norwegian Design’ at the Norwegian Embassy was a resounding success that attracted around 450 visitors on opening day.


Successful days for Norwegian design in Stockholm

Forskjellige design- og arkitekturobjekter i den store utstillingshallen på DOGA.

Together with Innovation Norway and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DOGA has prepared a report that investigates how other countries perceive Norway and Norwegian business and industry. The results show that DOGA’s efforts to strengthen the fields of design and architecture in Norway and internationally are both appropriate and effective.


Significant potential for Norwegian design and architecture

Objekter fra Everything is connected-utstillingen i Milano 2017 står på et hvitt bord med et beige teppe bak og en grå bakgrunn.

After last year’s success in Milan, Norway aims to once again be strongly represented during Milan Design Week in April.


Everything is Connected – Norwegian contemporary crafts and design