Designers Nils Stensrud
Nils Stensrud holds a degree in architecture from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Having worked for several years in the architectural industry, he now runs his own design practice in his hometown of Trondheim, focusing on small-scale architecture and furniture production. He also teaches at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His works have previously been exhibited at home and abroad, including at 100% Norway in London in 2016.
Skala and Lulle, both in solid birch, are the first products in Variations in Birch, a series devoted to explorations of beautiful, sturdy wood joints. With an intuitive and workshop- based approach, the project aims to create a vocabulary of shapes that highlight the qualities of birch wood as a local and sustainable resource.
Skala can be used as a side table, step stool and stool. Lulle is a daybed made of simple constructions and materials in collaboration with furniture maker Jörg Siegfried Schauer. The daybed’s woollen textile surface is padded with used wool blankets. Skala and Lulle are joined with glue and wooden plugs and treated with matte hard wax oil.