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.

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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:
post@siljenesdal.com
+47 907 35 471

Education

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

Exhibitions

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

HINKEN flower pots in colab with Ann Kristin Einarsen

Hinken flower pots series is a collaboration between furniture designer Silje Nesdal and ceramic artist Ann Kristin Einarsen. The two designers focused on a playful process where cast-offs of everyday objects in different sizes and shapes where reshaped and put together in new compositions. A bucket became the starting point for Hinken flower pots, and the playfulness of the process reflects in the shapes of these porcelain flower pots.

Year: 2015 Porcelain / 3 sizes Photo by Anja Elmine Basma (anjabasma.no)
HINKEN flower pots in colab with Ann Kristin Einarsen
HINKEN flower pots in colab with Ann Kristin Einarsen
HINKEN flower pots in colab with Ann Kristin Einarsen
HINKEN flower pots in colab with Ann Kristin Einarsen
HINKEN flower pots in colab with Ann Kristin Einarsen