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“The most important thing is to stand out. You have to dare to put yourself on display and show who you are,” says Trond Ramsøskar, the name and brain behind Ramsøskar Interior Architects.

When Trond Ramsøskar talks about colours, he talks about daring, courage and making rooms truly unique. It's clear that colour is the main factor that infuses his company's design goal: to create good rooms that sell. From Public to Private Ramsøskar is especially known for the redesign of Thon Hotels, one of Scandinavia's largest hotel chains. Projects such as Thon Hotel Opera, inspired by the theatre and ballet, or the regal Thon Hotel Gyldenløve (translated as 'Golden Lion'), adorned with fake rococo, orange-lacquered antique furniture and Jean-Paul Gaultier pillows, have established Trond Ramsøskar as a company with playful themes and clear visions. “Using colour is a bit like learning to drive fast on the motorway. Once you've mastered it, you don't think too much about it any more – it comes naturally,” says Ramsøskar. Although hotels have dominated a large part of Ramsøskar's projects, the company is now moving towards designing private buildings and apartments. While staying at a hotel and living somewhere permanently require different approaches, Ramsøskar has found many similarities. “Colour is still very important in private homes, people want their personality to shine through and for each room to be an individual experience,” Ramsøskar explains.

A man of many colours Trond Ramsøskar is the name and brain behind Ramsøskar Interior Architects, an interior design firm that believes in using strong colours and encouraging their clients to express themselves through bold design. By Maya Acharya | Photos: Trond Ramsøskar

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“With hotels, the reception area can be extremely important, as it's the first place you see. This is where the excitement builds up before you see what your room and stay will be like. A corridor in a house is quite similar. I always say you have to do something fun with the design of a corridor – it's where you get a sort of kick start when you're leaving or visiting,” he says. “Also, because of rising prices on the housing market, we've noticed that people often combine the kitchen and living room

Profile for Scan Group

Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.

Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.