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Home Edition 2020
Let’s keep the cultural life alive! As a consequence of Covid-19, our social and cultural life has been reduced to a minimum and we all need to adapt to this unprecedented situation. Since we have a commitment with you, with the architecture scene, we came up with this new idea that is meant to lift your spirits and provide you with some genuine inspiration – at your home. Therefore, from Monday, March 23rd, onwards, each day at 7 p.m. we will be sharing one of the unique talks from the previous 35 events that we have held during the last 5 years.
TALK #13: Siv Helene Stangeland (and Reinhard Kropf)
About Siv Helene Stangeland & Reinhard Kropf
Siv Helene Stangeland was born in Stavanger, Norway. She studied architecture at AHO in Oslo and spent 3 years during her studies in Barcelona. Back at AHO in 1992 she met Reinhard Kropf and they founded the office HELEN & HARD in Stavanger on the west coast of Norway in 1996. Today, the company has a youthful staff of 26 people drawn from 10 countries, with offices both in Stavanger and Oslo.
Reinhard Kropf was born in Graz, Austria. He studied at the Technical University where he graduated with a degree in architecture, in 1986. He then received his master’s in Architecture from AHO, in 1994. In addition to practicing architecture, Kropf teaches at universities in the United States, China, and Europe. The last 10 years Helen & Hard has specialized in using timber as construction material, which has resulted in novel spatial designs such as the Vennesla Library, the Pulpit Rock Mountain Lodge or the Navet Museum. www.helenhard.no
AnA Oslo 01 – On September 13th, 2018, we held our first event in Norway with the participation of the Norwegian architects Siv Helen Stangeland (and Reinhard Kropf), Kjetil Thorsen and the Danish landscape architect, Stig L. Anderson.
This talk is presented with the support of BoConcept.
At our event in Oslo, we had the possibility to use the iconic Imola armchair for our interview area thanks to our partnership with BoConcept. Roomy enough for you to curl up in, yet so elegant it doesn’t seem over the top, the Imola armchair is an instant classic and ready to make a statement in your home.
Henrik Pedersen’s inspiration for the chair came from a tennis ball. When you look at the side of the seat you clearly see the same shapes and lines as in a tennis ball while the stitching completes the look. Even the footstool maintains the same design expression. The ultra slim base in brushed steel ensures that the remarkable curves truly stand out.
“I don’t do this for money or fame. My passion is creating good products that can be used by customers around the world” says Pedersen. You can check out BoConcept’s brand book here: Link.
Virtual Feedback Cards for the Speaker
Maybe you have never attended our events, but perhaps know this already. Your effort is required! As the speakers share many of their personal experiences with us, we would like to present them a special gift, now digitally.
Please write into the text box below what you enjoyed most about the talk. Our goal is to present each speaker with personal feedback cards, as we do at our events. At our events, we collect the cards right before we start with the round-table-discussion and hand them over in a box at the end of the event.
Please participate! Our speakers love it and we want to continue with this tradition.
Here, we will collect the messages and forward them via e.mail to our speaker: