The Designer's Saturday idea was dreamt up by enthusiastic industry insiders who brought the concept over from New York in 1986. Since then, the event has been arranged every other year. Designer's Saturday Oslo is the only national exhibition in Norway, dedicated to furniture, textiles, lighting, flooring and other interior and design related products aimed at both industry professionals and the wider design aware public. A free bus service is available to attendees; simply jump on and off the bus where you want. Around 180 cutting edge Norwegian, Scandinavian and international exhibitors will display their latest offerings at 15 locations across Oslo city centre.
Designer's Saturday Oslo is not a run-of-the-mill event hosted in some national exhibition centre, rather it is an important arena for professional practitioners wishing to keep updated and informed on the latest trends, developments and products. Furniture intended for public spaces is increasingly used in private homes, which is why the general public has been invited to take part in Designer's Saturday over the last years, we even gave the event its own label: Public Sunday.
Designers Saturday Oslo instigated Designers Saturday Awards in 2005. The awards serve to heighten interest in interior architecture and give students and experienced professionals’ alike, recognition of design excellence and quality.
Design competition; interior decorations of public space. A jury of experts chooses between the works of norwegian interior designers. The award serves to heighten interest in and promote the importance of interior architecture in the Norwegian public sector.
Through this competition, Designer's Saturday hope to give emerging designers a chance to show their talents to potential employers in the industry, to the trade press and the general public. Designers Saturday aims to foster creative and new ideas, which will hopefully result in collaboration between designers and manufacturers.
The winners of Designer's Saturday Awards both categories, will be announced at the Designers Saturday Press conference; September 4th.
We particularly hope international trade press will attend this unique design experience. Please get in touch with us if you wish to find out more about the exhibition, accommodation or if you would like to contact any of the exhibitors, designers or anyone else involved in this event directly.
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