This April, Norway returns to Ventura Lambrate in Milan to present a fresh and far-reaching insight into the country’s culture of craft and design. Curated by an award-winning designer and interior architect Katrin Greiling, Everything is Connected is a medley of the most talented Norwegian craftspeople, designers, and studios gathered to tell the story of the country’s creative scene. Everything is Connected aims to present design and craft in the context of their creation, considering each piece’s place within Norway’s infrastructure of production facilities, workshops, materials access and innovation, personal networks, logistics and educational programs.

Over the five days of the exhibition, 30 of Norway’s most exciting and accomplished design studios and craft practitioners will come for a celebration of product, process, and production, as well as every stage in the journey from maker to market. A designer or craftsperson is shown as a part of a broader cultural narrative in which everything is connected. Presenting products and prototypes spanning homewares, furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics and sculpture, the participants comprise international names and rising stars, veterans of Structure and fresh discoveries – all hand-picked by the curator. Designed by Norwegian-Italian studio Kråkvik & D’Orazio, who also created the exhibition space for Structure in 2016 and Norwegian Presence in 2015, Everything is Connected promises to be one of the highlights of Milan 2017. On view at 6 Via Ventura, Ventura Lambrate, Milan. 4–9 April 2017.

A new light by Falke Svatun. Photo by Lasse Fløde
Peak glass vessels by Kari Mølstad. Photo by Lasse Fløde
Tangent by Jenkins & Uhnger, Norwegian Notes by Kaja Dahl, Make by Barmen & Brekke. Photo by Lasse Fløde
Core Combination by Andrea Muribø and Fam by Ann Kristin Einarsen. Photo by Lasse Fløde