Anderssen & Voll
Important cultural expression
«We are working with partners from every corner of the world. The difference in industrial cultures spanning from the mountains of Norway to the plains of Veneto is a continuous source of inspiration. In our view, design is an important cultural expression. A lot of our motivation comes from seeing our work end up as relevant objects in everyday lives».
Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll were born respectively in Elverum, 1976 and in Trondheim, 1965. They both come from creative upbringings; Torbjørn the son of a musician and a teacher and Espen the son of a ceramist and an architect.
After graduating from the «Bergen Academy of Art and Design» and the «Oslo National Academy of Art», they went on to cofounding the design group Norway Says in 2000. Norway Says were forerunners in a greater international orientation amongst Norwegian designers – at the same time drawing an international interest to the emerging, young design scene of Norway.
Norway Says culminated with the «Söderbergs Award» in 2007 and a 10 year retrospective exhibition at the «National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design» in Oslo in 2009.
Anderssen & Voll was set up in 2009. Their work spans from textile design through tableware and lighting to furniture for some of Europe’s most renowned international Brands.
Since 2015 Anderssen & Voll has been powering the Norwegian label Nedre Foss.