Workspace inspiration: A Norwegian design studio

Was it just me, or did the holidays go something like: 22nd December - BLINK - 10th January?! So typical! I've got so many work goals this year that I'm actually really excited to be back (is that annoying?!). My first goal (as always) is to re-arrange my office / studio space - perhaps I'll just get stuck on that for the year, who knows, but hey it's a start! This could be why my Pinterest workspace board has over 790 pins (obsessed, who me?!). I'm a big believer in how your environment affects you - and if you create a kick a*se workspace you can achieve anything, right?! This morning I stumbled across the beautiful, minimalist studio of Ask og Eng captured by Holly and Hedda of Avenue Design Studio. Norwegian duo Kine Ask Stenersen and Kristoffer Eng founded Ask og Eng in 2016 having built several sustainable kitchens and furniture for their own homes. Today they design and create bamboo kitchens and furniture for a wider audience out of their pared-back studio in Drammen, Norway. The studio has an airy, minimalist aesthetic with striking contrast. No guessing that Kristoffer is a trained architect (oh, how I could use a skill like that!).  

Photography: Avenue Design Studio

Kind of an easy space in which to keep a clear head wouldn't you say?! Love that there's no clutter too (although I know, personally I do like to have a lot around me!). How about you?

What really caught my eye is how their beautiful furniture and kitchen take centre stage - acting as a constant reminder of their vision. Definitely something to think about in our own workspaces?!

Is there anything that stands out to you?

I spy the DCW, ERA chair and Menu WM String chair and an old dutch teapot.

See more pics of Studio Ask og Eng over at the lovely Avenue Design Studio

If you're looking to give your workspace a bit of a spring clean (or total transformation - hey, why not?!) - there's loooooads of beautiful inspiration in the studio archive.

My workspace actually once rocked up on the front cover of an interior book (Everything in its Place) which I'm still so proud of today! Even so, I'm thinking it could use a little wood for warmth (vintage pieces?) and some colour too - what do you reckon? Thoughts welcome!

Have a wonderful day!

PS I really had better get packing now (see earlier post). I'm off to Hamburg first thing in the morning  and then will be heading to Hannover in the evening, quite the German adventure! If you feel like tagging along I'll be posting on Instagram stories along the way!


  1. amo questi colori e la matericità di questo spazio... ma trovo il tuo studio così pulito e poetico;)) baci, mariaida

  2. dimenticavo, buon viaggio... ti seguirò su instagram

  3. Thanks for featuring our tour of Kine and Kristoffer's inspiring studio space, Niki. It was a great pleasure to capture this inspiring duo in their equally inspiring space, wish we could go back! Holly and Hedda x

  4. I love this studio, it's gorgeous. I love yours as well and agree that more wood would add more warmth and grounding. Thanks for the great blog! -Carlin

  5. I am an architect myself and I don't find it that easy to use the skill for myself ^^ There is a part of it we probably use without being aware of (probably why my friends always tell me that my apartment looks like it could be in a magazine) and a part where we never manage to take decisions for our own space (why I think my apartment really doesn't look put together at all ! ).

  6. Happy New Year Niki! What I like about this space is the black ceiling that really made this vision of this space work, bringing the furniture up-front and center stage. Really love the curvy silhouette of the ERA chair. Unbeatable!

  7. What a gorgeous room! It looks so neat and tidy - my office is a big mess at the moment. I really must tidy it up. :)


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