Snøhetta is an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and brand design, with more than 180 employees from 30 different nations.
They are currently involved in numerous projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America. Working globally gives each designer valuable cultural and economic insight and as whole creates a great model of celebrating cultural diversity. Presented project, implemented by the team of Snøhetta, along with Åsne Seierstad and Po Tidholm, is a beautiful book, titled Living the Nordic Light. It is an exploration of consequences of people living in, and in the absence of Nordic Light.
”Since 1992, the Zumtobel Group has commissioned renowned designers from the fields of architecture, graphic design or art to give artistic expression to their perception of light. We designed this annual report, Living the Nordic Light, focusing on irrevocable and inherent relationships of light and darkness, lived time and individual perceptions of these relationships,” explained the authors.
Before the design process, the creative team behind Snøhetta decided to interview four individuals, who have lived their entire lives above the Arctic Circle. Living the Nordic Light unveils their individual experiences related to the indisputable presence of light, shade, and darkness, intertwined with expressive images, taken by photographer Sølve Sundsbø.