About

Olav Eldøy was born in 1948 on Stord, Norway. Education from the National College of Art & Design in Bergen 1973.

It has been said that design is 98 percent common sense. The difference is found in the remaning 2 percent. When these 2 percent have the magic required to add that something extra to our lives we cannot live without it.

olav@eldoy.no
+47 900 72 016

Awards

2014 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design for the chair “Active”

2012 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design for the chair “Invite”

2009 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design for the chair “Eight”

2004 Furniture of the year in Norway – Sofa Vatne 116 – Elle Decoration International Design Awards

2003 Best Design product, Salon deu Meuble, Paris for the chairs “Peel”

2003 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design for the chair “Date”, nominated
for the Award of Honour.

2002 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design for the chair “Peel”, nominated for the Award of Honour.

2001 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design for the chair “REX”
2000 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design for the sofa “Europa”
1997 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design for the concept “Woody Shop”
1997 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design Design for sofa “Cox,”
manufactured by Fora form as
1995 Second prize in the Norwegian competition ‘Wood without limits’, “Theme 1: “Home
furniture in Norwegian hard wood with knots” for the chair H&H”
1991 The NOR IN prize for sofa uStreamline, manufactured by Vatne Møbler as, Vatne
1986 The Norwegian Design Council’s mark of Good Design for the furniture serie “Formula” in
partnership with Steinar Hindenes

Exhibitions

2008 “DesignER” – USF, Bergen
2007 “Norwegian chairs” – Travelling exhibition Oslo, Berlin, Wien, Stockholm
2006 “100% Norway in London”
2005 “Northern Lights” – Ozon Living Design Centre, Tokyo
2005 “100% Norway in London”
2004 “Design tur/retur” – Norsk Form, Oslo
2004 “Sofa med hatt, penn og kol” – Stord Kunstlag, Stord
2004 “Stol på klær” – Norsk Form, Oslo
2003-05 “Design from the Coolest Corner” – Travelling exhibition, Berlin
2003 “En reise i Norsk møbeldesign” – Jugendstilsenteret, Ålesund
2003 “Furniture exhibition” – Norsk Møbelfaglig Senter, Sykkylven
2002 “Sofa med hatt” – Kunsthåndverkerne i Kongensgate, Oslo
2002 “Sofa con sombrero en Espana”, Alfaz del Pi, Spain
2002 “Form 2002” – Designers autumn exhibition, Norsk Form, Oslo
2001 “Källemo på Hylteberga” – Scandinavien Art, furniture and photography exhibition,
Sweden
2001 “Blest” – Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen
2000 “Skogsutstilling” – Norsk Skogbruksforening, Elverum
2000 “Sofa med hatt i Ål” – Ål Kunstforening, Ål
2000 “Sofa med hatt”, Moster Amfi, Bømlo
2000 “Form 2000” – Designers autum exhibition, Norsk Form, Oslo
1999 “Empty spaces” – Norwegian design exhibition / IFI, Sydney
1999 “Design Sydney 99” Norwegian design exhibition, Sydney
1998 “Børs & Kaviar”, Sandvigske Samlinger, Maihaugen, Lillehammer
1998 “Sven Lunds Øga” – Scandinavian travelling exhibition
1997 ‘Arenum Designer Show’, Bergen
1997 ‘Waves Norwegian Furniture Design’ – International travelling exhibition
1997 “Design Nordic Way” – Scandinavian travelling exhibition
1996 ‘Arenum Designer Show’, Bergen
1996 “Form 96” – Designers’ autumn exhibition, Norsk Form, Oslo
1996 “Design Made in Norway” – Japan Industrial Design Promotion, Tokyo
1996 “Contrasts Åke Axelson and Olav Eldøy, furniture designers” – Norsk Form, Oslo
1996 “MIL Design stand” ((Norwegian Furnishings Manufacturers Association) Represented
Norwegian Furnishings Manufacturers Association at Scandinavian Furniture Fair, Bella Center,
Copenhagen
1995 ‘Møbeldesigneren Olav Eldøy” – Exhibition at Sykkylven Center of Norwegian Furniture
Profession
1992 “Sofa med hatt i fengsel” – Exhibition in the old prison at Stord
1990 “Sitt i nitti” – 90 Norwegian chairs. Exhibition in the Sandvigske Collections, Maihaugen
1988 “Norsk Form 88” – Challenger exhibition, Federation of Norwegian Design
1987 “Som det ser ut” – Design from Sunnhordland, Stord Kunstlag
1984/85 “Interior NÅ ” – Furniture exhibition shown in the Museum of Applied Arts in
Trondheim, Oslo, Bergen and Stranda