In the familien way

fuzzy textures and plenty of biophilic elements such as hanging plants are hallmarks of the Familien Kvistad’s growing portfolio of workplace projects – a deliberate antidote to sleek corporate design. In the Oslo headquarters of Bakken & Baeck, a fast-growing digital design agency, pale blue walls and whimsical handmade wall rugs set the tone, while the recently completed B & B satellite in Amsterdam boasts “creamy yellow” rooms, a soft pink chill zone and a blazing neon sign overlooking the dining area. For Bjarne Flur, the trendy Danish concept of coziness. Kvistad’s work also reflects the unusual breadth of skills – from colour theory to machine knitting – that its members bring together under one roof. recently spoke to Bjarne Kvistad (pictured above) from his clan’s home base in Hurdal, Norway, about 80 kilometres north of Oslo.

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