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Timeless furniture design that lasts for generations Nestled in on a quiet street in Bergen, not far from the city’s theatre and buzzing town centre, you will find TiT Art & Design – a shop that is anything but your average furniture store. With a deep passion for design that defies trends and stands the test of time, this family-run business lives and breathes high-quality, timeless furniture.
designer, interior architect and interior consultant in-store.
By Linn Skjei Bjørnsen | Photos: Ane Bysheim
Celebrating 15 years this year, TiT Art & Design is one of few independent furniture shops in Bergen. With big furniture chains constantly popping up, TiT Art & Design takes a different approach. “For us the most important thing is to showcase and sell furniture that is timeless and rises above short-lived trends and fashion,” says co-owner Endre Dolata Gundersen. “We focus on high-quality products and materials that will live through generations. Every design in our shop is original and classic, demonstrating that it’s possible to find furniture you will love for the rest of your life.” When Dolata Gundersen’s mum, Tulla, opened the store in 2002 she had a clear vision: to sell designer furniture that had not
been represented in Bergen before – and to create a space furniture enthusiasts would be excited to visit. At TiT Art & Design you can find products from leading Norwegian and international designers, and walk amongst furniture icons from the past 100 years – from the 1920s tubular steel furniture and the daring shapes in plastic from the ‘50s and ‘60s, to today’s funky designs. “We are proud to sell originals only, meaning that every piece is made by the producer the architect or designer worked with under the development of the piece,” Dolata Gundersen says. Striving to give customers a complete service, TiT Art & Design also offers interior consulting, and has an experienced interior
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For more information, please visit: www.titnett.no
By Eirik Elvevold
Tips Shop in Trondheim has become one of Norway’s hottest shops for interior design. Often leading the way with brand new and classic items from Scandinavia and beyond, Tips Shop guides both young and old towards their personal style. Tips Shop’s staff is constantly hunting for new interior design treasures both in Norway and abroad. They are simply hooked on furniture, ornaments and stylish knickknacks – and often go to great lengths to stay ahead on the latest trends. “We travel off the beaten track to get our hands on cool and rare things first. The trade fair 100% Design in London, for example, is a huge inspiration for us,” says shop owner Susanne Jenssen. That makes Tips Shop an exciting and different interior design store, filled with a mix of brands from all over the world. “We have products in all price ranges, so everyone will fall in love with something. There’s a lot of stylish Scandinavian design, of course, including our own line, but more playful, artistic design is also very trendy right now. One popular example is a
handcrafted sculpture called The Visitor by Belgian artist Guido Deleu,” says Jenssen. The enthusiastic store owner has one essential tip for readers. “Follow your gut feeling. There has been so much copying, especially since Instagram became big, that you can no longer see the difference between many homes. We help you discover your own style, but you have to stay true to it. The same thinking goes for Tips Shop. I only buy things for the store that I like myself,” she concludes. For more information, please visit: www.tipsshop.no or follow @tipsshopno on Instagram Top right: Tips Shop in Trondheim has plenty of minimal Scandinavian design, but also more playful elements from across the globe. Photo: Piece of Denmark. Bottom right: The Visitor by Belgian artist Guido Deleu is among the most popular items right now. Photo: Gardeco
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