Milan: Petter Skogstad at Salone Satellite 27.04.10

  • Tilt desk lamp

  • Mint chair

"The paint was still drying," explains Petter Skogstad of his last-minute touches to his new collection of furniture a day before cramming the pieces into a van to go to Milan, where he showed his latest works at Salone Satellite two weeks ago.

The Norwegian designer is graduating from an MA in Industrial Design at Åkershus University College outside Oslo this spring but he already has big manufacturers like Cappellini, Danese and Moroso on his tail, with Patrizia Moroso and Giulio Cappellini both making personal appearances at his stand.

It's easy to see how manufacturers are seduced by the clean and professional lines of Skogstad's work - they all look ready for production. "We have one of the best workshops of any Norwegian design school," says Skogstad. "So I make all the prototypes myself."

Skogstad showed the Hay modular sofa, an extremely simple construction of upholstered cubes that creates a flexible seating system. It has already been picked up by Danish manufacturer Muuto. The slightly bulky Mint chair, made from cut-out steel, also got a lot of attention, as did the Disco suspended light with an integrated table. The Tilt desk lamp is probably the most elegant in the collection: it's a slender, red metal arm bent at a 90 degree angle with a disc-shaped foot and light source. The gently tilted full-length mirror also has a graceful touch with its stand made of solid ash.

Skogstad's best memory from his third appearance in the Satellite show was Cappellini's greeting: "Still making beautiful things, I see." "It makes it all worth it," says Skogstad.

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Disco suspended lamp

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Body mirror

 

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Johanna Agerman

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The Norwegian designer is graduating from an MA in Industrial Design at Åkershus University College outside Oslo this spring

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Hay modular sofa

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