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Scan Magazine | Architecture Special | Norway

Scenario was established 30 years ago and now works on projects ranging from museums and hotels to private cabins, including the above (clockwise from bottom left) Scandic Tromsø, cabin i Lillehammer and Wärtsilä headquarters.

Creating scenes for their customers to shine No job is too big or too small for interior architecture company Scenario Interiørarkitekter MNIL. Be it the new Munch museum or private cabins, the interior designers transform the customer’s dream into an aesthetically pleasing and functional reality. By Helene Toftner | Photos: Scenario Interiørarkitekter MNIL

As one of Norway’s oldest and largest interior architecture firms, Scenario has lent its hands to many big projects, including Oslo’s new public library, Deichmanske Bibliotek; the Norwegian headquarters for Wärtsilä; and the Scandic Hotel chain. At the core of every project is the creation of different scenes for each and every customer. “Our client is our inspiration, and our task is to create a scene for them to work on and with. It is not only about visual beauty, but also about functionality,” says managing director Linda Steen. Not to follow the trends Steen established the company more than 30 years ago, and much of its success is thanks to her emphasis on finding the right solution for the specific task instead

of following trends. “Far too many follow the latest interior trends rather than thinking about what actually suits and what will last,” she says. This has earned her the role as presenter on the national TV channel TV3’s new interior design series, Superoppusserne (The Super Renovators), due to air in February next year. “It is not just about revamping a house, but about improving people’s quality of life by improving their home,” she says.

main concept will be to create different atmospheres for the different functional areas: the exhibition itself, the different common areas and the restaurant on the top floor overlooking the Oslo skyline,” says Steen.

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The new Munch museum While Scenario has plenty of big clients on its books, few, if any, beat the new Munch museum in terms of interest and controversy. When the decision to build a new museum was finally taken, Scenario won the prestigious bid to create the concept for the building due to open in 2018. “The

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Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Swedish singer Ane Brun.

Scan Magazine, Issue 81, October 2015  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Swedish singer Ane Brun.