Nedre Foss (Norway)
Nedre Foss is a Norwegian brand of Sustainable homeware objects rooted in Scandinavian design.
«The Century Product»
The core of Nedre Foss is the notion of the Century Product + what they refer to as Sculptural Utility or “bruksskulptur” as we’d say in Norwegian. By this we mean objects that will serve you for at least 100 years, and where the sculptural qualities on one side and the utility aspect on the other, are equal parts of the function.
The idea of «The Century Product» grew from the rather self evident recognition that the premises for a sustainable object is better solved on a design level rather than leaving this responsibility to the manufacturer.
Physical & emotional
There is a physical aspect as well as an emotional aspect to the longevity of an object.
Looking at the physical aspect, solidity is an important property to us – in terms of continuous shape in one material and also in terms of shear mass.
Another key instrument is to choose materials that age well.
From an emotional point of view, it is impossible to ensure that an object will stay relevant over the next 100 years. Nevertheless our designers have gone about this task by choosing categories that have already been a part of our collective culture for centuries, as well as allowing themselves to draw inspiration from a vast time span stretching back well beyond modernism and the birth of industry.