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A looking glass for Generation Instagram? This minimal mirror goes four ways: position it either vertically or horizontally—or as Oslo design duo Gridy enjoins in photography-speak, "landscape;" then choose between the "normal" mirror reflection glass or the opposite side in nostalgic copper tone. Simply slide the glass panel in the groove in the solid oak base according to the desired placement of the mirror. Ideal as a make-up or vanity mirror, or as a decorative element in any bathroom, bedroom or living area—particularly the copper side with its warm tone.
And, perhaps, in the spirit of the "selfie," the mirror is named after its maker, Gridy, a.k.a. Lars Olav Dybdal and Wilhelm Grieg Teisner. The young Norwegian designers collaborate on furniture, product and spacial projects for a wide range of brands. The two connected while earning their bachelor degrees from the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design. Lars Olav has a master's degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen; while Wilhelm has his from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Together, their aim is to create streamlined design with a strong sense of personality and function...and always with a wink. The name Gridy is a combination of their two surnames, Grieg and Dybdal. Made by Menu Denmark.
"It's about creating aesthetically pleasing designs that evoke true feelings,” Menu founder Bjarne Hansen told the online magazine Lonny, “as well as improving processes in people's daily lives.” Ranging from tabletop objects to bath fixtures to lighting and furniture, the Danish brand’s pursuit of "soft minimalism" involves collaborations with designers from all over the world. The company’s guiding spirit is a quest for functional originality—with each product having either a new purpose, incorporating a new material or utilizing a new production method.
Menu is just as dedicated to responsible manufacturing as it is innovation. Working to locate new partners in developing countries around the world, the company searches out local factories or small private co-operations to turn out high quality goods and also provide a better economic foundation for the people involved in that production. "We’re passionate about design, new materials and clever details," say the folks at Menu, "and we dream about making a difference."
With the unique appellation Gridy—taken from combining their 2 names—these young Oslo-based designers are making their mark with elegantly streamlined designs, always delivered with a defining wink. Gridy, a.k.a. Lars Olav Dybdal and Wilhelm Grieg Teisner, first connected as undergrads at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design. Lars Olav followed up with a master's degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen while Wilhelm gained his from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Specializing in furniture, product and spatial design, the designers say they draw their working inspiration from everyday life, with the aim to create simple, functional solutions with a strong personality. In the process, they've been recognized at several international design shows. Lars Olav perhaps unwittingly summed up their philosophy when he was recently asked who was his childhood hero. The answer? "MacGyver! The way he solved problems by using his creativity and built stuff with what he had at hand."