Oslo Design Fair is kicking off today in Oslo, marking the second year for Norway’s largest meeting place for design and interior decor. This year’s topic will be Togetherness, and the program offers an exciting mix of exhibitions, discussions and inspiring talks about tendencies.

"We’ve been rigging and painting for several days and can not wait to show off a more relevant and inspiring exhibition," says Grete Sivertsen, director of Oslo Design Fair. "We are on our way to create a strong Norwegian platform and meeting place for the industry and can’t wait for the next four days."

The stylists Kirsten Visdal, Jannicke Kråkvik, Alessandro D’Orazio and Silje Aune Eriksen are behind the exhibit about tendencies at the fair. Together they will present three tendencies of our time: Japanese influence, Nordic style, decadence and history, and green awareness.

“In the troubled world we live in, we need closeness and warmth. That’s why we decided to have Togetherness as our topic for this autumn exhibition,” says Andreas Engesvik, strategic advisor for Oslo Design Fair.

Engesvik is responsible for the exhibition’s academic program along with Dagny Turman-Moe. The topic will be illustrated in various themes and disciplines such as social urban space, architecture and cooperation, the use of colour and even knitting.

In addition to presenting a rich academic program and the latest tendencies, Oslo Design Fair also wants to showcase new Norwegian design.

“We are very pleased to support the industry and proud to see the acclaimed exhibition Structure, as well as the collaborative project Norway X New York from the Sight Unseen exhibition,” says Grete Sivertsen.