Designing and developing objects and spaces is the mission behind StokkeAustad, an Oslo-based design studio founded in 2007 by Jonas Ravlo Stokke and Øystein Austad, who are now also working with Nina Havermans and Angel Valiente. The team is trained as industrial designers, and the studio works from a deep-rooted belief in functional and sustainable aesthetics.
Research and communication are the methods by which they achieve holistic and durable design solutions. Understanding as much as possible about the project and concept – including lighting, all intended uses of a space, and acoustics – helps them use their expertise to create design with value that can best accommodate the people who will use it. They frequently collaborate with their network of architects as well as invite continuous communication with their clients through the entirety of the design and production process to foster mutual learning. Their clients include Menu, Made Design, and Casamania, and they are winners of numerous awards including the Wallpaper Design Award, and I.D. Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40.