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Everything Is Connected brings work of 30 young Norwegian designers to Milan

An exhibition exploring the journey from maker to market in Norway is set to take place during this year's Milan design week.

Everything Is Connected follows on from last year's Structure exhibition of Norwegian design, and will similarly take place in the Ventura Lambrate district.

Among the exhibitors is Kari Mølstad, who will present a set of vessels named Peak

This year, the show has been curated by designer and interior architect Katrin Greiling, who plans to showcase the journey from maker to market.

She has chosen 30 of Norway's celebrated and up-and-coming designers, who will present new homewares, furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics and sculptures.

Martin Høgh Olsen's aluminium Kana table will also be on show

"I want to highlight the importance of dialogue between craftspeople, designers and industry and explore how this conversation could be fed," said Greiling.

"Skills should be embraced and carried on, translated into a contemporary language. My hopes are that visitors can understand design within its context, reflecting on the importance of the choices they make as consumers."

Here are 10 of the designers we're most looking forward to seeing:

Photography is by Lasse Fløde and Andrea Muribø

Andrea Muribø – Core Combination

Muribø trained at Oslo National Academy of Arts, and now specialises in using organic materials to create jewellery pieces.
The three pieces she is exhibiting – named Strange Fruit, Queen of Reindeer and The Snake – are made from a combination of moose bone, reindeer horn and slate.

Andreas Bergsaker – Aase

Andreas Bergsaker, who also works for Danish brand Hay alongside his own practice, will present a double-sided vanity mirror that is set upon three slim steel legs.

Bjørn van den Berg – Sheet Cabinet

Bjørn van den Berg graduated from Oslo and Akershus University College in 2014, and at last year's Structure exhibition presented his Aerial floor lamp. This year, the designer will be bringing a wall-mounted galvanised aluminium cabinet that combines the materials of outdoor products with the function of a typically indoor product.

Falke Svatun – Chanterelle

Falke Svatun, who presented work alongside Bjørn van den Berg at last year's exhibition, returns to Milan with a sculptural lighting project named Chanterelle that comprises a family of two steel lamps.

Jenkins & Uhnger – Tangent

Sverre Uhnger, a craftsman, has collaborated with British designer Thomas Jenkins to create a series of lamps named Tangent that are made up of slim steel rods and strips of LEDs.

Jonas Stokke – Tjøme

Jonas Stokke is the co-founder of Oslo design studio StokkeAustad and has previously worked for Tupperware, Vitra, Cisco, Dagbladet and Scandinavian Business Seating. However, Everything Is Connected is his first exhibition as an individual designer, and he will present a dining chair inspired by the form and structure of collapsible garden furniture.

Kaja Dahl – Norwegian Notes

Kaja Dahl's work ranges from industrial furniture to conceptual sculpture. For the exhibition, she will present a collection of perfumed objects named Norwegian Notes, including hanging diffusers, tabletop sculptures and tester bottles.

Live Berg Olsen – Super Normal

Live Berg Olsen will show her Super Normal furniture system made from solid oak and burnished steel. Designed for flat-pack distribution and tool-free assembly, the adaptable pieces include a chair, dresser and table unit coloured black with linseed oil.

Moa Håkansson – Trängd

Oslo-based maker Moa Håkansson will present the results of an investigation into how the objects we surround ourselves with reflect our personalities. The Trängd collection of ceramic objects is intended to spark a discussion about the meaning of an object when its function is taken away.

Photography is by Lasse Fløde and Sara Polmar

Sara Polmar – Matchbox

Sara Polmar's Matchbox collection transforms the archetypal form and mechanism of the classic cardboard object and turns it into a functional storage system. Each Matchbox comprises a stained ash-wood box with a folded steel sleeve that can be slid over the top.

Photography is by Lasse Fløde.

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