By Janne Maria Seljelid
The main focus of the project has been the circular economy, where I have examined what impact it can have on the furniture industry and consumption. As a result of these studies, I have developed a piece of furniture with the focus on certain circular principles, which can extend the furniture's lifetime. I believe it is important that designers work with circular principles in order to develop sustainable design. With this project I want to spread that knowledge further to both consumers and the design industry. The project aims to extend the value of furniture through designing for durability and adaptation, as well as possibilities for repair and reuse.
Janne Maria Seljelid is an interior architect and furniture designer from Bergen. Her work is mainly influenced by her interest in natural materials, and she has a sustainable approach to her profession as a designer. Her favorite place is the wood workshop, where she can test out her ideas. She completed her Bachelor's degree in interior architecture and furniture design at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen, where she is also completing her Master's degree in design.