London Design Festival 2014: 100% Norway Preview


Bergen, Norway, has a reputation for being the rainiest city in Europe, but it’s also one of the prettiest—colorful, historic wooden houses overlook its harbor and the city is set in a picturesque valley surrounded by green mountains. Additionally, Bergen might just be one of the most creative places in Europe. Norway's second-largest city, just under 275,000 people live in Bergen, but its design influence is that of a much larger place. Thanks to the Bergen Academy of Art and Design—which nurtures young talent—the location has become a hotspot of creative agencies and design studios. Cool Hunting visited Bergen and the Academy as a number of current and former students were preparing to take part in its 100% Norway exhibition at the upcoming London Design Festival. Article continues at