Caroline Olsson’s work

, , , , By Catherine

There’s a new girl in town!

Looking at her beautiful and creative work, Oslo-based designer Caroline Olsson is definitely on the road to success! She is currently completing her Master degree at Akershus University College, so we can only assume this is just the beginning -Can’t wait to see more!

Caroline’s main focus is the functionality of the furniture she designs, which is prominent in her products. She enjoys experimenting with a variety of materials, though she is especially fond of using Norwegian wood in her work. And we like it -a lot! Two of her products, Curious and Bambi, are a useful solution for compact contemporary living; and Skog is inspired by nature and named after the large forests surrounding the workshop. Here’s more info, and pictures below:

The lamp Curious can be used for both work and pleasure. It can be opened up to make it brighter or folded down, where the light will luminate through an opening in the wood. A space saving object, both in form and function. The inspiration for this product comes from old wooden pencil cases.

Materials: Birch and spray painted aluminum.
Dimensions (box): Height 7 cm, length 25 cm.
Light: LED 2700K.

The table Bambi can be used at two different levels; as a coffee table or a small dining table. The table is inspired by the anatomy of the knee, where the bones can only bend one way. The location and angle of the table legs, as well as the meeting points of the joints, help keeping the table upright and stable. When the table is folded down and used at the lower level it can give you associations to a small foal who has bent its legs and laid down to rest in the meadow.

Materials: Birch and spray painted steel.
Dimensions: Height dining table: 74 cm. Height coffe table: 45 cm.

Skog is made in collaboration with Magnor Glassverk. The Skog series consists of several lights in different sizes, shapes and colours, which can be used in combination with each other or as stand alone pieces. They are all made in mouth blown crystal with a base in oak made by using the technique of wood turning. The design is inspired by the large forests surrounding Magnor Glassverk. Skog is the Norwegian word for forest. Simply place a few of the lights together on the floor or on a table in order to create your own little forest. Skog is my final exam at the bachelor’s program at Akershus University College.

Materials: Oak and mouth blown crystal.
Dimensions: Bruse 255 mm, Furu 310 mm, Gran 455 mm.
Light: E27 lightbowl.

Photos: Linn Vandl via Caroline Olsson



  1. Holly
    31 Jan 2012 / 04:53

    last week i was at the imm (Internationale Möbelmesse) in Cologne. Bambi was there too and i was very impressed. it’s a simple but very lovely idea :)

  2. 2 Feb 2012 / 06:34

    Hi, at first I saw the table and said to myself “Such poetry in these elongated lines!”. But when I got to the lamps… instant crush! I want them!
    By the way, it’s my first visit here, and you’ve got an awesome blog. I love Scandinavian design more than I can say.:)

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