Norwegian Designer Kristine Five Melvær (b. 1984) investigates the subject of object communication, bridging the disciplines of product design and graphic design. She focuses on the communicative potentials of objects as a means to create emotional bonds between object and user. By searching for the sensual essence of phenomena, she translates these qualities into sensuous objects with a Scandinavian simplicity.
Melvær holds a Masters degree in Industrial Design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (2008) and a Masters degree in Visual Communication from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2012). In 2012, Melvær launched eight series of objects exhibited in Stockholm, New York, Oslo, London and Tokyo. One of her Ray prototypes was acquired by the VitraHaus exhibition.
In 2013, Melvær exhibits her work in Stockholm, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, Oslo, Paris and London. In Milan Melvær exhibited four new series of prototypes at SaloneSatellite. She also launches a series of three Soft Bowls with the Belgian producer when objects work. Alongside her independent design work, Melvær works as a graphic designer in Dinamo Design.
2010 – 2012: Master of Visual Communications, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2009 – 2010: Graphic Design, Westerdals School of Communications
2003 – 2008: Master of Industrial Design, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
2006 – 2007: Master of Architecture, Design and Industrial Form, exchange year, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture