The goal of the competition is to honour a broad selection of projects in Norwegian design history in order to create greater awareness of and pride in Norwegian design. The competition is not a definitive solution, but we hope it will inspire a healthy debate on the values created by design and how design can contribute in the future.
“It began with an idea to have a short article on Norwegian design, but quickly grew when we discovered that no one had ever before put together an overview of the entire breadth of Norwegian design.”
Our jury selected what they believe are the best Norwegian designs from the past 100 years. The emphasis is on such criteria as cultural, historic, economic and social value, in addition to the innovation level, form and aesthetics, functionality and user-friendliness.
To represent design in the breadth of history, the projects are assessed in the categories of package design, graphic design, industrial design, furniture design, textile and clothing design, interaction design and service design.
Anita Krohn Traaseth
CEO of Innovation Norway (Jury Chairperson)
Editor of A-magasinet
Programme Manager at Blomqvist
Gunnar H. Gundersen
Professor and Department Head at Oslo and Akershus University College
Industrial Designer at Minoko, MA in Industrial Design from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Young Talents 2013
Founder of Fuglen
Senior Advisor for Design DOGA
As part of the project, A-magasinet live was arranged at DOGA on 2 March, a live version of the magazine edition published on 3 March and dedicated in its entirety to Norwegian design.
DOGA is exhibiting 30 selected products until 26 April.