Olav Eldøy

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Olav Eldøy (born 1 November 1948) is a Norwegian furniture designer.

Eldøy was born in 1948 on Stord, Norway. He was educated the National College of Art & Design in Bergen 1973. Some of his award winning products are: the chair Peel, the chair Date & the chair Eight produced by the Norwegian furniture manufacture Variér.

Awards[edit]

  • 2008- 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[edit]

  • 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

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