Kristine Bjaadal is a young Norwegian designer with a conceptual approach to design. You will often find small surprises hidden in her products. Everyday negative situations, like wear and tear or spilling red wine all over the tablecloth, are turned into something positive. Trying to make the user sense another human being behind the products, and a focus on giving the user positive experiences over time, results in exciting and playful design – as well as sustainable.
Bjaadal holds a Master’s degree in design from Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and have also been a designer in residence there. She runs her own design studio in Oslo.
2009-present: Kristine Bjaadal Design Studio. Oslo, Norway. Furniture and product design.
2009-2010: Designer in residence, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
2003-present: Kridesign. Design and production of earrings.
2006-2009: Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Master in Design.
2003-2006: Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Bachelor in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design.
2000-2003: Art schools. Copenhagen, Oslo and Stavanger.
EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS (excerpt):
2013: State of Things by Klubben (Norwegian Designers Union). Exhibition in Stockholm Furniture Fair, 5. – 9. February.
2013: Exhibition with Norske Kunsthåndverkere (Norwegian Crafts). Gifts and Interior Trade Fair, 24. – 27. January.
2012: Food Work. Exhibition in Tokyo Designtide. 31. October – 4. November.
2012: Tingenes Tilstand. Exhibition in gallery TM51, Oslo. 31. August – 02. September.
2012: The List of the Thief. Exhibition in Skur 13, Tjuvholmen, Oslo. 8. – 20. May
2012: Please Wait. Exhibition in Grafill. 24. April – 18. May.
2012: The Exceptional Everyday. Exhibition, Corcoran Collage of Art + Design, Washington D.C. 21.December 2011 – 22. January 2012.
2011: To Declare. Exhibition during Helsinki Design Week, 13. – 18. September.
2011: Norway Now. Exhibition during Stockholm Design Week 7.- 13. February.
2011: Stockholm Furniture Fair, Designboom Mart, 8. – 12. February.
2010: Blueprint Awards. 100% Design London. Winner: Best use of materials.
2010: 100% Norway in London Design Festival, September.
2010: MomentumDesign. Exhibition in Moss, Norway 3. July – 3. October.
2010: Young Talent Award 2010 Exhibition. Competition arranged by Norwegian Design Council. Underfull tablecloth was shortlisted and presented at DogA (The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture) 19. March – 18. April.
2010: Stockholm Furniture Fair. Exhibition in Greenhouse, 9. – 13. February.
2009: Norwegian Design Days. Exhibition in House of Oslo, 3.-12. September.
2009: Student Summershow. Exhibition in DogA (The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture), 18. June-23. August.
2009: KhiO – avgang 09. Exhibition in DogA, 4-7 June .