Often using found materials, Fjetland creates designs that have a very refined sensibility and an emphasis on craft. His Japan- and Nordic-inspired Solid table held together by pegs and the weight of the Cararra marble slab used as a table top is a nod to traditional furniture making techniques. Here's what Fjetland told us about the concept: "I believe that the Nordic crafting culture has a lot in common with the Japanese crafting culture. We both share a common respect, knowledge and passion in our native materials."
It's been a busy year for Fjetland as his cork-topped Drifted stool was put into production by Discipline. We can't wait to see what's next from him! For more on his work, and that of other rising design stars, pick up a copy of our Global Style issue.
A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at: http://dianabudds.com