Design studio Gridy goes by a single name, but the studio was established by two designers. Wilhelm Grieg Teisner and Lars Olav Dybdal combined their surnames – Grieg and Dybdal – to form the word Gridy. Both designers studied at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design before moving to Oslo, where they became known for creating functional designs characterised by personality and a sense of humour.

Gridy brought their characteristic ingenuity to Northern with the Dais stepladder, an efficient design that doubles as a two-tier side table. Other products for Northern is the Trace flashlight, a rechargeable light source designed with three different light intensities, and the practical broom set, Cane. Although Gridy specialise in simple, functional designs, all of their products are loaded with quirkiness, character and individual style.