Scan Magazine, Issue 136, November 2021

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Nordic Architecture and Design: Interiors – Norway

Photo: Dag Sandven

A holistic solution and a new way of thinking After several years in the industry, Michelsens saw the need in the market for a player who could deliver floors, doors and staircases produced from the same raw material. They saw the need for a holistic approach.

ing, the staircase and the doors that are the real furniture of the house, so those are the things you should pay more attention to,” explains Nina Michelsen.

By Nicolai Lisberg

When planning their new house, most people begin with the kitchen or the bathroom. Those two rooms seem to be the most expensive and urgent to fix, so it makes sense to begin with them. Or does it? What if we’ve gotten it all wrong from the beginning? What if the very way we think about interior design and the refurbishing of our house needs to be flipped on its head? “If you are a painter, you start with the landscape before you paint the moon or the sun. It’s actually the same with a house, because it’s the flooring, the ceil66  |  Issue 136  |  November 2021

Morten and Nina. Photo: Terje Andersen

Together with her husband, Morten Michelsen, Nina Michelsen founded the multidisciplinary company Michelsens in 2014. Located in Bergen, the couple boasted extensive experience from the design and wood industries and saw a different way of doing things in order to make the entire process easier for the clients. Instead of having to contact three different manufacturers when deciding on what type of floor, doors and perhaps staircase they need for their house, they can now go to Michelsens, who offer a more integrated solution. “For some reason, I don’t see anyone else out there offering the same thing we do. Our approach is very holistic. It makes it