Scan Magazine, Issue 136, November 2021

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

easier for our clients, but it also gives a better end result. By using the same raw material for all our products, you’ll get a more integrated look in your house. If you pick these things separately, although it’s the same material or sort, there is no guarantee that the doors will actually match the staircase. Everything we do is made of wood, and it’s as beautiful inside as it is outside,” says Nina Michelsen. Michelsens also have a passion for compact living projects, where there is a focus on urbanisation, fewer square metres per inhabitant, a market need with growing demand and requirements for a higher degree of utilisation, multi-functionality, quality, craftsmanship and sustainability. They are constantly looking to work on new compact living projects. They produce and deliver products with craftsmanship quality across all production stages, and the interior components are of high material quality. The tailor-made solutions for kitchens, wardrobes, shelf systems and more are 100 per cent unique and adapted to each client’s project with agreed qualities, surface treatments and details. The conscious choice ‘Elements of wood’ is the name of the collection that Michelsens have been working on for years, launching earlier this year. It includes floors, doors, staircases,

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panels and tables. With the product collection, Michelsens want to be as attractive to the private market as to the professional market, where architecture offices are the main target audience. They aim to be a valuable partner within a market that shares their passion and understanding of the industry and end result. The wood collection takes care of important details such as the matching colour of doorsills, steps and floors, with the same use of raw materials and surface treatment across all components. The idea is to showcase the perfection of nature and encourage sustainable interaction with the environment.

Michelsens spends a lot of time working on those little details that customers only notice when using their products – but they never lose sight of the bigger picture. “As a customer of Michelsens, you will be assigned a dedicated team including a project manager, an interior architect and a technical draftsman, who follow your project all the way from the beginning and to the end. The team will take care of the entire process, keep you updated and manage continuous progress. We believe in a personal and passionate collaboration working towards a proud result, and we enjoy working closely together with our clients. It’s really a journey within design, processing, producing and installing,” Nina Michelsen concludes.

“Early on, we decided not to use plastic in our designs and products. We care about the environment, and that’s why we also use every last part of the wood, so nothing is wasted. Trees are more valuable than ever, not just because of the price, so we make a virtue out of explaining to our clients how unique each piece is, and how, if used correctly, it can tell its own story in a house,” Nina Michelsen explains. The Norwegian interior design company imports its wood from FSC and PEFCcertified European forests that are sustainably managed, and the oil and glue used for its products comply with the strict European rules for a healthy indoor climate.

Photo: Dag Sandven

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