Norwegian lighting design at Tent London

 Date:20/09/2007 - 23/09/2007
 Type:Culture, Design
 Location:England, London

Norwegian lighting designer Cathrine Kullberg will be exhibiting at Tent London, the major design exhibition in the East End during the London Design Festival.

Kullberg will be exhibiting 'Norwegian Forest' lights which draw on a classic Scandinavian tradition of using thin birch strips for lighting. 'Norwegian Forest' lights show a deep pine forest with animals in light and shade. When lit, the blonde birch veneer shines with a warm glow, and the delicately cut forest motif allows white light to filter out between the highlights of the trees.

The shade is made from thin birch veneer mounted on white paper and is carefully laser cut by a skilled airplane model maker. The steel frame is custom made at a metal workshop and powder coated white. The shell is then hand sewn onto the steel frame using natural leather lace. All the parts are assembled by hand in the designer’s Oslo studio.

Cathrine Kullberg (b. 1971) lives in Oslo, Norway. She set up Cathrine Kullberg Lighting in 2006, launching her first lamp Norwegian Forest, spring 2007. Kullberg’s educational mix of political science, arts history, design and architecture, was topped up with a Masters Degree at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London in 2000. An inspiring guest lecture by the London based designer Thomas Heatherwick brought her to the studio, where she was employed as project designer and project manager. Back in Oslo she continued as project leader at Norsk Form, Norwegian Centre of Design, Architecture and the Built Environment. Other work experience includes freelance journalism in design and architecture magazines and national papers. This diverse experience has prepared and inspired Cathrine to enter the land of lighting. The first model launched will not be her last – new models will regularly surface.

Taking place in the capital’s most exciting venue, the Truman Brewery, a vast reclaimed industrial site in Brick Lane, Tent will be showing art and architecture, vintage and contemporary design by emerging and established designers from around the world.

Cathrine Kullberg Lighting
@ Tent London,
Truman Brewery,
Stand D21 in the Content hall
20-23 September
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Cathrine Kullberg's 'Norwegian Forest' lights can be seen at satnd D21 in the Content hall.Photo: Line Bøhmer Løkken

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