Torbjørn Anderssen

A lesson in Scandinavian sustainability with Nedre Foss.



Norwegian homeware studio Nedre Foss is so invested in sustainability that it coined a term to reflect its objectives: the “century product”—an object built to last 100 years and remain significant just as long. Here, the studio’s co-founder and creative director, Torbjørn Anderssen, talks about looking beyond trends for the sake of the future.

Why is sustainability more important than trends?
One doesn’t necessarily rule the other out, but they can become opposites. If something is nothing but trendy, you’ll probably want to get rid of it pretty quickly. A trend can obscure the actual object, like a coat you throw on over it. Speaking from our own experience, it’s an easy trap to fall into.

Is there a place for trends in timeless design?
The spirit of a moment will alway...

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