Text and photography: Micha van Dinther
A recent business trip to Oslo gave Magnus and I the chance to finally drop by the talented Norwegian design duo Kråkvik & D’Orazio’s new retail space, a collaboration with Danish brand Frama. Located in Grünnerløke – Oslo’s very own Williamsburg – the Kollekted by is a must-visit.
We were lucky enough to get a private tour of the corner store by no other than Jannicke Kråkvik and Alessandro D’Orazio themselves, who literally had to kick us out because we just wanted to stay, chat and drink Coffee 101 (served free of charge every Saturday).
We were also thrilled to met up-and-coming Norwegian designer Bjørn van den Berg, who’s 'Sheet' cabinet we’ve admired from a distance ever since it was introduced a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, 'Sheet' was lent out to Wallpaper* for a photo shoot during our visit, but finding the first prototype of van den Berg’s 'Aura' mirror sitting on a pedestal in the space made up for it.
We’ll let the images speak for themselves.