contemporary norwegian design makes a big splash at this year's edition of wanted design. kicking off today at the event's manhattan location at terminal stores, is a design exhibition which propagates fewer, but better design objects in the daily lives of next generation consumers. curated by metropolis magazine's editorial director paul makovsky, the showcase is aptly entitled a few good things, and presents an exploration of both products and prototypes of ten emerging norwegian designers and studios that have incorporated sustainability as a pivotal element of their design practice.
as such, they aim to create long lasting works with a focus on functionality and clean, simple lines. on display at terminal stores is a variety of items, ranging from beautiful woven blankets and handcrafted silverware, to cast-iron candleholders and handmade ceramics, and each item has been selected for the way it reflects the curator's statement. the selected designers and design studios are all rising talents in norway's flourishing design scene, and either close to gaining the local or international limelight, and include sverre uhnger, anderssen & voll, sara skotte, noidoi and lars beller fjetland [on through may 16]. location: terminal stores, 269 eleventh avenue [chelsea].