Bjørn van den Berg (b. 1988) graduated from the Master program in Product Design at Oslo and Akershus University College. Bjørn designs everyday objects with a drive to extend the objects’ lifespan by creating attachments and making people aware of the presence.
Circus note sticker container has a lid covered with a color range. By rotating the lid, a hidden contrasting color range appears, creating an experience in color perception. The sectioning of colors provides an association of fortune wheels or circus tents. The colors and shape of the note stickers provides innumerable structural possibilities and use; flow charts, mind maps or just decoration.
Plateau tray series are overlapping each other in different levels of height creating a connection between the elements presented. The top surface of the trays is held up by facetted structures that are visually reaching over the edges. The idea is a result of a situation I experienced in his flat in Oslo; during a dinner with friends his small dining table forced them to put the serving trays on top of each other, creating a landscape of trays in the centre of the table. The way the trays overlapped created an intimate zone in the centre of the table and a good atmosphere in the room.
Aura mirror series are developed out of a metaphor of a glowing object. The hemispherical shaped mirrors with a solid aluminum base are electroplated with copper, chrome and nickel coating. This converts the mirrors into a whole reflecting object rather than just a surface. The flat mirror surface in the core of the hemispheres is tilted towards you.
The project is about tactility and sensibility. Aura´s format relates to fit into two open hands. The way the massive and seamless material feels against your skin gives a sense of holding something scarce. The polished surface contrasts to your natural skin and the way the heavy material is pressed into your hands. Other aspects of sensibility Aura touches is when the object is exposed to light. Then the light is reflected differently from the flat mirror surface and the circular body; making you aware of your surrounding and light changes.The thought is to create physical and mental recognition in the moment.
Aura mirror series consists of wall and table mirror.
Attach clip lamp is a mobile lightning spot. Out of the strict shape grows the
functions for clipping and adjusting the direction of the light. The shade could be tilted and rotated in serval directions, using the lever on the edge. The clip could be attached to various surfaces.
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