Kneip is a craft, design and art studio founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud. Together they share different experiences and knowledge that they use to make Kneip a diverse studio. Nature and craftsmanship are important sources of inspiration. They are interested in telling stories through their objects and have a high focus on quality. All the products are handmade by Kneip, and are either unique or made in small series. “We believe it`s time of change. People are more aware of sustainability and have a different relationship now to materials, objects and quality.”
Kneip aims to do unique projects along with the web shop. Jørgen and Stian work in a wide range of expressions and techniques, and wants Kneip to be moving towards a meeting point between art, design and craftsmanship. Do gallery shows, public spaces, and conceptual projects, do interior projects and have our products in boutiques we believe represent quality. Their workshop and studio are located at Carl Berner, more specific, Sinsenveien 4, Oslo.
Jørgen Platou Willumsen
Jørgen has always been curious about nature, materials and handcraft. Since he was a child the need for projects and finding solutions to different problems has been one of the biggest goals in his life. Its not about work, its all about a lifestyle. He did never choose this way of living; it has always been this way. By exploring different fields of art, craft and design Jørgen do not see himself as a designer, craftsman or artist but as a maker. He wants the freedom to choose what he want do to, and to make his everyday life divers. In 2010 he completed his Bachelor degree in Product Design, and decided to take a master degree in art to combine both areas. To create a meeting point between art and design.
Stian Korntved Ruud
Through his innate fascination of how objects are made and put together, he has always experimented, modified, repaired and destroyed the objects around him. After a formal education in product design at Akershus University College and the Oslo School of Architecture and design in Oslo, as well as a internship at Tom Dixon in London followed by a series of exhibitions around the world. now focusing on materials natural and enforced properties making objects with pure functional or aesthetic features.
2016 Akershus kunstsenter, Lillestrøm (NO)
2015 Passionswege, Vienna (AT)
2015 Galleri A, Oslo (NO)
2015 Collective design fair, New York (US)
2015 Galleri Format, Oslo (NO)
2015 Is It So Collective, Oslo (NO)
2015 Norwegian Presence, Milan (IT)
2015 Gave og Interiørmessen, Lillestrøm (NO)
2014 Tictail, Popup shop, New York (US)