Norwegian Lars Beller Fjetland's designs marry Scandinavian tradition with elements inspired by his natural surroundings.
His Drifted series is no exception: walking along the beach in the Norwegian town of Øygarden, he found washed ashore pieces of old cork that had been smoothed and misshapen by the power of the sea. The form and texture of these pieces provided the basis for the Drifted bar stool. Aside from being naturally water resistant, the cork seat gives a feeling of warmth and flexibility, while the oak frame conveys strength, sturdiness and Nordic classicism.
Lars Beller Fjetland
Lars Beller Fjetland grew up on the west coast of Norway, where his enthusiasm for design was matched by a fascination with nature. Fjetland's work is shaped by those two qualities, marrying traditional Scandinavian design with the random beauty of nature. Inspired by the flotsam and jetsam washed ashore near the Norwegian town of Øygarden, his series epitomises his approach.