Trond Svendgård

One of Norway’s most acclaimed chefs, Trond has always had an appreciation for aesthetics. His links with Northern were forged at the very beginning, when he became one of the original four founders of the company. At the time, Trond and the other founders considered the Norwegian design industry to be rich in potential, but somewhat bankrupt in innovation. Together, they set out to revitalise the industry by reintroducing classic designs and rethinking the roles that everyday objects can play.

The new brand was launched with the spectacular Snowball light Trond designed, which fused some of the colours, textures and shapes associated with the Bauhaus period into a uniquely timeless lamp. Trond’s Snowball light continues to be one of Northern’s most popular designs, setting the tone for many more lighting innovations to come.