Wood has become an iconic element in Norwegian design. To celebrate the material, its history and future in Norwegian design, The Bergen Academy of Art and Design (kHiB) has created a new exhibition of interdisciplinary experiments.
The exhibition will take place during Milan Design Week at the Ventura Lambrate from April 12th to the 17th. Inside Wood is dedicated to more than simply incorporating wood into a visual element or completed design. The exhibition aims to engage and inform viewers about the timber and forestry industries, contextualizing wood’s significance to Norway, its interaction with other materials, its process through manufacturing, and of course the evolution from prototype to product. “Inside Wood challenges conventional expectations of the form and function of wood and its structural and spatial applications in the modern world.”
The exhibition promises to test the role wood plays in contemporary design of furniture, interior architecture, spatial design and visual communication. By showcasing the creative experimentation of Norway’s top designers, Inside Wood gives an all access view to how wooden elements and different woods come together, and vary, in terms of acoustics, tactility, vibrations, taste, smell, and response to heat and weathering.