Founded in 1976 in the bustling north eastern corner of Italy by a newcorner to the furniture business. Eugenio Perazza,Magis is today a giant international design laboratory that constant puts itself to the test, seeking technological sophistication an employing a highly diversfied workforce.Magis seizes the day. It embraceces the creativity of leading global designers and channels it towards objects perched on the cutting edge.
Me Too Collection
Me Too collection was launched in 2004, beginning the collection of objects and furniture for children between two and six. The product range offers a diverse programme: furniture, accessories, toys and even children’s clothes which are durable, robust and set no limits for the creativity of kids. The products of the Magis – Me Too collection stand for high quality, chidlren-friendly, modern design and just lots of fun.
Torbjørn Anderssen & Espen Voll
After graduating from the “Bergen Academy of Art and Design” and the “Oslo National Academy of Art”, they went on to cofound the design group Norway Says in 2000. Norway Says were forerunners in a growing international orientation amongst Norwegian designers – at the same time drawing international interest to Norway’s emerging young design scene.
Norway Says had two particular crowning moments, 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, lighting and furniture to electronics for some of Europe’s most renowned international brands.
They have been absolute key in proposing what is known as “New Nordic”, through their contributions for companies including Muuto, Kvadrat, Erik Jørgensen, Wrong for Hay, Jøtul, Røros Tweed and LK Hjelle. Their work also resonates well with Italian brands such as Magis, Foscarini and Lapalma.
Working with the strongly contrasting industrial cultures to be found in the the mountains of Norway and in the Venetian plains is a continous source of inspiration, as are the liberating possibilities of large-scale industrial thinking.
Torbjørn Anderssen teaches at the “Bergen Academy of Art and Design”.