Ny Normal is an exhibition of new works from Fold Oslo, a collective made up of designers Vilde Hagelund, Sovei Giæver, Anna Maria Øfstedal Eng, Poppy Lawman, Tobias Berg and Kathrine Hovind.
All six designers have taken one of their past designs and evolved it further, creating a version they feel is more suited to "our new normal".
"The objects in the exhibition have developed alongside our current worldwide norm, intertwining old conversations into new interpretations," explained Poppy Lawman.
"We are not alone, we believe in scrutinising the status quo," she told Dezeen. "We see many searching for new approaches to apply to our newly opened up world."
"It is time for all to seize this rare moment and make an unprecedented reset."
Lawman's contribution is a lounge chair made from "papirstein", a natural and biodegradable material she developed by compressing paper pulp.
Previously the designer used this material to create a stool, which featured in the Norwegian Presence showcase in 2020. In this latest iteration, it becomes the seat and backrest of a steel-framed chair.
Anna Maria Øfstedal Eng presents a dining table and chair, both sculpted from ash wood, at the Ny Normal exhibition.
Intended to challenge the linearity of modern furniture, her designs have a knobbly form based on the shapes of tree branches and roots.
Kathrine Hovind has designed a chair that celebrates a Norwegian construction technique called lafting, which utilises solid tree logs.
Wooden cylinders form the legs, sides and backrest of the design, called Kvarv.
Another designer working in wood is Vilde Hagelund. Her design, called Armarium, is a hand-carved birch cabinet with intricate details that exaggerate the natural texture of the material.
Ny Normal is the second exhibition that Fold Oslo has staged.
The six designers originally came together as a collective for a show at Stockholm Design Week in 2020.
"Our collective grew from shared commonalities," said Lawman.
"We share a love of raw materials and explorative techniques, and an attraction to utterly clean and unusually curious forms."
At a time when few designers have been able to showcase their work to the public, due to the cancellation of many design fairs and exhibitions, the group taking part in Ny Normal have found strength in numbers.
"The pandemic has halted much of the traditional design industry outlets that previously have been primary platforms for our work," said Lawman.
"Now we have been looking for new ways to bring our ideas to form, new places to showcase in, and new ways of approaching design objects," she continued.
"Together we have supported one another in finding our way in design, to find our voices as designers, and to help those voices find form in shape, material, and function."
Ny Normal was on show at Gallery Sorgenfri from 10 to 12 September 2021. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.