The Oslo-based studio Sofie&Tiange was founded in 2019 by Stine Sofie Fevang Skinlo from Tønsberg and Tiange Wang from Yantai in China, both educated at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Together they design everyday objects, furniture and lighting, inspired by the diversity and contrasts of their different cultural backgrounds. The goal is to create intuitive products that arouse curiosity, and which users want to keep throughout their lives.
Hylla is a free-standing shelf module in recycled aluminium and ash. The design is rooted in Asian wood joints and simple Scandinavian aesthetics, and the furniture is mounted without the use of nails or screws. It can be expanded with different shelves, functions and colours to suit the various stages of the owner’s lifecycle.
Leaf is a recycled aluminium lamp with LED lights, inspired by the shape of a single leaf. The lamp can be used as both a table lamp and a pendant, and casts a soft, atmospheric and indirect light. Each part of the lamp can easily be replaced, ensuring a long life.
Leaf and Hylla are made in collaboration with Hydro and powder-coated by Jotun Powder Coatings. To ensure a circular lifespan, both Hylla and Leaf have a deposit mark. This enables the customers to exchange parts or get a discount on new ones if something is damaged or worn, or if they simply want other features or colours. The shop can sell, repair or recycle the used parts.