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Peter Opsvik

Peter Opsvik is a Norwegian designer known for his modern ergonomic chairs. Opsvik is the recipient of multiple design awards. In 1996 he received the Classic Award for Design Excellence in Norway for his Tripp Trapp Chair, now perhaps his most famous work. The chair was designed in 1972 as an adjustable piece that grows with children from the toddler stage to the teen years. Opsvik won the Nordic Design Award in 2008 and the Red Dot Award for his Nomi High Chair in 2013. Various museums have had Opsvik exhibitions; in 1999, his work appeared at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Ghent, Belgium. Many of Opsvik’s works are postmodern in design, such as the Garden Chair, made for Stokke Fabrikke, with its throne-like design and black leather upholstery over black steel supports. A black-carpeted base completes the bold monochromatic look of this striking 6-foot tall chair. Currently, Opsvik works with a team of seven designers in his Oslo, Norway, studio. His brand produces furnishings independently and for major manufacturers, including Stokke Fabrikke and Flokk, both of which are well-known in Norway and around the world for producing high-quality home furnishings.