Best of the Best: Stokke Steps wins prominent international design award
June 8th, 2015
The Stokke design department and the designers from Permafrost have been honoured with the Red Dot: Best of the Best award for the Stokke Steps seating system.
The Red Dot design award is the world’s largest and most recognized product design competition, and the Red Dot: Best of the Best is their highest distinction.
The Stokke Steps system is the result of a comprehensive and highly user-centric design process. A strong focus on ergonomics coupled with uncompromising attention to detail has resulted in a simple, modern and attractive chair with extraordinary functionality and longevity. Through the use of interchangeable modules, Stokke Steps is able to grow with the child from birth up to ten years age.
This year’s Red Dot: Best of the Best award marks the second consecutive honour for the combined efforts of Permafrost and Stokke. In 2014, the Stokke Crusi stroller was also named Red Dot: Best of the Best.
Stokke and Permafrost design team, left to right: Tore Vinje Brustad, Anders August Kittilsen, Hilde Angelfoss, Andreas Murray.
Permafrost designs limited edition wooden toy for group exhibition
May 8th, 2015
Permafrost has designed and manufactured a limited edition of wooden toy cars for the group exhibition 100SERIE, opening today in Grünerløkka, Oslo. 100 numbered pieces are released for sale at the venue.
100SERIE is an invitational project, showing work from 5 different Norwegian design studios. The exhibition offers a look into the process of shaping and manufacturing modern, mass-produced consumer goods.
The 100 RACER wooden toy car by Permafrost is a tribute to modern car manufacturing. Neither futuristic nor retro, the 100 RACER is inspired by the rational simplicity of an aerodynamic race car.
100SERIE is open from May 8th - May 15th, @Is It So Collective, Øvrefoss 14, Oslo.
Participating design studios: Eggs, Heydays, Gridy, Permafrost, Fimbul.
All photos by Johan Holmquist.
Best of the Best: Stokke Crusi wins prominent international design award
May 6th, 2014
The Stokke design department and the designers from Permafrost have been honoured with the Red Dot: Best of the Best award for the Stokke Crusi stroller.
The Red Dot design award is one of the world’s largest and most renowned design competitions, and the Red Dot: Best of the Best is their highest distinction.
The Stokke Crusi is the result of a comprehensive and highly user-centric design process. A strong focus on ergonomics coupled with uncompromising attention to detail has resulted in a simple, modern and attractive baby stroller with safe and intuitive handling.
Stokke and Permafrost design team, left to right: Oskar Johansen, Anders August Kittilsen, Hans-Cato Slotterøy, Eivind Halseth, Hilde Angelfoss, Vegard Fjelland.
Permafrost designs next generation seating system for Stokke
January 22, 2014
Leading Norwegian baby brand Stokke selected Permafrost for the task of designing its newest children’s seating system. The result is a highly versatile and user-friendly modular system that accommodates children’s seating needs from birth all the way through childhood.
The new products will be introduced alongside Stokke’s iconic Tripp Trapp chair, further strengthening Stokkes’s position as a leader in ergonomic children’s seating.
Named Stokke Steps, the new seating system consists of a baby bouncer that forms an infant recliner when attached to the chair; a toddler module that creates a safe and functional highchair; and the chair module itself with its versatile and adjustable construction. The final design is the result of an extensive process of user testing and refinement, aiming to combine intuitive handling, user-friendly ergonomics and a visually appealing exterior. It is the perfect marriage between art and technology, employing modern day materials and an innovative construction to achieve a fundamentally user-centric product.
All photos by Johan Holmquist
Permafrost presents new toys at 100% Norway during the London Design Festival
September 12, 2013
Permafrost has been selected to take part in the 100% Norway
show during the upcoming London Design Festival. We are displaying a collection of wooden toys building on the theme of our “Offshore” wooden toys from last year’s New Nordic Identity
exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
. Alongside the “Offshore” set, we will be launching two new sets of wooden toys called “Shipping” and “Archipelago”. All of the toys will be released commercially in our Stories by Permafrost
Behind their cute, harmless appearance, the toys are perhaps posing some silent questions about Norway’s national identity and industrial heritage.
Furthermore, the project has been an exercise in simplifying and refining the shape and construction of the products. Just how much can we remove and still let the toys retain their distinct personalities? 100% Norway
is the official, Norwegian design exhibition hosted by The Norwegian Design Council, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London. This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary 100% Norway
If in London, come see us at the Dray Walk Gallery
, Dray Walk (off Brick Lane/Hanbury Street), London. The show is open from 19 – 22 September.
Photos by Johan Holmquist
Permafrost designs two new strollers for Stokke
November 28, 2012
Leading Norwegian baby brand Stokke
has just released two new, innovative strollers designed in collaboration with Permafrost. The two strollers have been developed simultaneously, and they share an obvious family likeness in construction, in use of materials, and in some carefully crafted, iconic details.
The largest stroller is the Stokke Crusi, featuring a full-sized, padded carrycot that can be replaced with a regular seat as the child grows older. The Stokke Scoot is the lightweight smaller sibling; easy to handle with four different seating and sleeping positions built into in one seat.
Both strollers maintain the Stokke signature of high, parent-facing seats, facilitating a closer connection between parent and child.
Photos by Johan Holmquist
Wooden toys at the Louisiana
August 10, 2012
Is there a Nordic identity? Does The Nordic Way exist? Can one, despite the tendency of globalization to erase national and cultural differences, still understand identity as something associated with particular places? And if that is the case, how has the Nordic identity developed alongside the development of the rest of the world?
These are some of the questions posed by the New Nordic – Architecture and Identity exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Permafrost has been asked to create one of 30 small ‘Nordic dioramas’ in the exhibition, reflecting on Nordic identity in relation to our own cultural profession. Our contribution is a set of wooden toys depicting modern day industrial icons, while at the same time honouring traditional Nordic craftsmanship.The exhibition is open until October 21st, so anyone in or around Copenhagen could do worse than checking it out.
Photos by Johan Holmquist
New bottle celebrating Scandinavian summer
July 7, 2012
Our latest design for AQ New Norwegian Aquavit is called SQ Sommeraquavit.
The product itself is a smooth and mellow aquavit matured in white wine casks, and the bottle is inspired by the equally peaceful and bright Scandinavian summer nights. The design hints at a modern, innovative approach to aquavit-making, while at the same time maintaining an uncompromising quest for quality.
Our ongoing relationship with the manufacturer has included designing the entire brand identity for AQ New Norwegian Aquavit, as well as developing the branding strategy and bottle designs for their entire range of spirits.
Photos by Johan Holmquist
BazookaGoal wins red dot design award
July 2, 2012
The Bazooka Goal has been honoured with a red dot design award! This award is one of the world’s largest and most commonly recognised design competitions, so we’d like to think we’re in good company.
The Bazooka Goal is the world’s most compact solid frame folding goal. Carrying, handling and assembling is made easy through a lightweight telescopic design. Its patented construction includes a pair of heavy-duty coil springs, allowing the goal to flex with seemingly careless ease when the ball hits the crossbar.
Our involvement in the projects extends from designing and engineering the iconic product itself to sorting out the logo and visual identity.