Silje Nesdal

Silje Nesdal (b.1982) holds an MA in Furniture Design and Interior architecture from Bergen Academy of Arts and Design and Alvar Aalto University in Helsinki. Silje also holds a BA in Textile Design from Oslo University Collage, and has been working in the fashion industry in Oslo and Japan. She combines her experiences from textile and fashion with furniture design and enjoys working interdisciplinary. Silje grew up in Stryn, the scenic area of the Western fjords in Norway. This community is characterized by long tradition of wool, woodwork and furniture industry.


Silje Nesdals design consists of simple and subtle forms and unobtrusive aesthetics. She is inspired by traditional use of materials and techniques both local, as well as Finnish and Japanese.

For enquiries:
+47 907 35 471


2014 MA in Furniture Design, Bergen Academy of the Art. Norway
2013 Exchange in Furniture Design, Aalto University. Finland
2012 - 2010 BA in Furniture Spacial Design and Interior Architecture, Bergen Academy of the Art. Norway
2007 - 2005 BA in Textile and Fashion, Oslo University College
2004 - 2003 Art and Design, Volda University College. Norway


2016: Sight Unseen, Offsight, New York. USA
2016: Salone Satellite, Separat exhibition Milano. Italia
2016: Stockholm Furniture Fair. Launch at Woud. Sverige
2016: 100 % Norway, Oslo Designfair. Lillestrøm
2015: Norway Designs NÅ Vol. 2 SKALA salsutstilling, Oslo
2015: 100 % Norway at Tent London, London Design Festival, UK
2015: Norwegian Persence, Oslo Designfair med KLUBBEN, i samarbeid med Norwegian Craft og Norwegian Icons, Lillestrøm
2015: Salone Satellite, Seperat exhibition, Milano, Italia
2015: Norwegian Persence, Ventura-Lambrate med KLUBBEN, i samarbeid med Norwegian Craft og Norwegian Icons, Milano, Italia
2015: Stockholm Furniture Fair, Seperat exhibition Greenhouse, Sverige
2014: RAFF Designuke. Bergen
2014: ICFF, Inside Norway, New York, USA
2013: Nordic Passion–Architecture & Design from the Nordic Countries, Seoul, South-Korea
2013: TENT London, UK
2013: Housing Fair in Hyvinkää, Finland
2012: Habitare. Helsinki, Finland
2012: ICFF, Inside Norway, New York, USA
2011: Interiør & Boligmessen. Bergen, Norway
2011: Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweeden

Working Experience

2014 Intern StokkeAustad, Norway
2011 Intern Furumori Koichi Architetural Designstudio. Japan
2009-2008 Sophie Faroh. Fashion designer. Oslo, Norway
2008-2007 Sophie Faroh. Assistant. Oslo, Norway

Site credits

Design and development by Magnus Nyquist


Silje Nesdal featured in D2 article about Norwegian Design in Milan


Silje exhibits prototypes at Salone Satellite in Milan 12. - 17. april 2016.


Silje exhibits Sling pendant lamp at Oslo Design Fair with 100% Norway www.oslodesignfair


Come visit Norway Designs NÅ Vol.2 SKALA sales exhibition. Silje is selling her Granit Bookends!


Silje Nesdal has been featured in the supernice online magazine SightUnseen.


Silje is exhibiting SLING pendant at 100% Norway during London Design Festival 24th - 27th of September.


Silje is thrilled to be announced as «Newcomer of the Year» by Bo Bedre designpris


Silje Nesdal is happy to be nominated as Newcomer of the year by Bo Bedre Designpris


Showing UNIT bench with KLUBBEN, together with Norwegian Icons and Norwegian Crafts at the exhibition "Norwegian Presence" at Gave og Interiørmessa at Lillestrøm


Silje appears in the interior magazine Tendens´ latest edition


Oslo Folk Collective writes about people in Oslo, and this time it was Silje Nesdals turn


Dorme and Silje is a part of this article in Aftenposten about smart living


Siljes collection presented at Stockholm Furniture Fair is featured in Dezeen


Silje is exhibitig at Salone Satellite 2015 with new and exciting prototypes at Hall 22 Stand B:29-31. Welcome!


Silje is exhibiting UNIT bench, with KLUBBEN at the exhibition «Norwegian Presence» at Ventura-Lambrate


Silje became a member of KLUBBEN


03.-07.02.2015: Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015. Seperate stand for new designers at Greenhouse VH03:10, Sweden.


Silje goes solo, working with prototypes for Stockholm Furniture Fair in Sweden and Salone Satellite, Milano.


Granit is a part of the Vitra Haus exhibition, Germany.


Granit featured in both Frame magazine issue #100 ( Sep/Oct) and Monocle issue 76 (September).


Internship at StokkeAustad in Oslo, Norway.


The Linkki storage system is a part of this years «KHiB with Friends» at Tent London. Read more about it here.


«Newcomer of the Year 2014» jury selection at RAFF Designweek in Bergen, Norway. Read more.