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14 May “Get together”-reception

“Get together”-reception at Pilestredet 35

Tapas and drinks. Opening speech. Music by Peter Opsvik, jazz musician and famous designer, who will play together with some musician friends. 

EXHIBITION of chairs designed by two of the musicians Peter Opsvik and Svein Gusrud, and their friend and colleague Terje Ekstrøm for STOKKE, VARIÉR, HÅG and SAVO.

Curators: Master students in Art, Design and Entrepreneurship at the Dep. of Art, Design and Drama.

Video:   The TRIP TRAP chair at MOMA New York.

 Peter Opsvik is a Norwegian industrial designer best known for his innovative and ergonomic chairs. Opsvik’s most famous chair is Tripp Trapp, manufactured by Stokke. His book Rethinking Sitting came out in 2009 giving insight into his thinking about sitting and explaining the philosophy behind his chairs.

The Tripp Trapp® chair, created in 1972 by the designer Peter Opsvik, has never been bettered. In 1972, revolution was a fact. Back then no one had seen anything like the Tripp Trapp®, and almost 40 years later it is still unique: the only child’s chair that can take you from baby to adult, keeping you secure and comfortable all the way.

“In 1972 the only sitting devices for children from the age of two onwards were special, low chairs, or ordinary chairs designed and intended for grown-ups. My objective was that one chair should seat persons of all sizes in a natural way at the same table. My hope was that this would make sitting at the table more enjoyable and make activities easier to perform there.”  - Peter Opsvik

Peter Opsvik , 2008 c Wikipedia.

Sources: Wikipedia, Stokke, Peter Opsvik

Janne Beate Reitan Published: Updated: