The collection, designed by designers Andreas Engesvik and Jonas Stokke, consists of two benches and a chair, and was developed after Vestre won a national design competition announced in 2017, where the winner was given the prestigious assignment to design a collection for the new Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo.
The furniture in the Munch collection mainly consists of three elements: a steel frame, a steel mesh and pillows made of wool textile. All three elements each have properties that complete the furniture's function and design: the stand helps through its weight to make the furniture stable, the steel mesh attached around the frame can be shaped to the body for maximum ergonomics, while giving an open impression, and the cushions contribute with comfort and a warm and tactile experience when used.
All metal parts have been welded together, galvanized and finally painted, which makes the furniture very robust, durable and also approved for outdoor use. The coloring of the Munch collection also underwent a careful process. Together with the Norwegian color producer Jotun, three special colors were created which, together with different wool fabrics, give the collection a sophisticated finish.
- Combining strong design with beautiful colors and shapes in the way that Engesvik and Stokke have done makes the Munch collection fit perfectly into the Vestre family, says Jan Christian Vestre, CEO of Vestre.
- It has been a very creative and exciting process from the start to be part of this unique project for the museum together with Vestre. Edvard Munch's work is world class and every Norwegian is proud of his heritage. That is why we are especially happy to now receive this award, says Jonas Stokke, one of the designers behind the collection.
Read more and see the full collection at vestre.com.