November 17, 2018 | Product
Platå by Anderssen & Voll
Platå is a Nordic and solid wood tray designed by Anderssen & Voll for Nedre Foss. Nedre Foss is a Norwegian label for interior products, founded and backed by Anderssen & Voll. The label emerged in an organic way in the sense that the products and product ideas were around prior to the ideas of creating a private label. The tray is milled from one piece of red alder wood. Alders are members of the birch family (Betulaceae). Of the ten species of Alnus native to the United States, red alder is the only one that reaches commercial size and abundance. It is also the most common and important of the hardwoods in the Pacific Northwest. The wood of red alder is evenly textured with a subdued grain pattern and is of moderate weight and hardness. Red alder is a light-colored or white wood when it is freshly sawn, but with exposure to air, the wood darkens and changes to a light brown hue with a reddish tint.
Anderssen & Voll was established in the fall of 2009. Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll were previously founders and running partners of the design group Norway Says. Anderssen & Voll works within various fields of design but focuses on the domestic objects. Design at A & V means being receptive to cultural and market influences and applying this knowledge in forward-thinking ways to generate groundbreaking and desirable products for our clients.
Anderssen & Voll have received several awards for their work; including Wallpaper Award, Red Dot Award, IF Award and Honorary Award for best Design in Norway.
Photography by Inger Marie Grini and Lars Petter Pettersen