As we prepare to make a permanent move from Paleet to one of Oslo’s finest destinations deep in the heart of Oslobukta, we’ve ambushed ourselves in a glass cube right across the street from our final destination.
The Ambush Store will house the waterproof collections of Norwegian Rain (AW21 launching end of next week), T-MICHAEL’s* conceptually evolved tailored range of ready to wear pieces handcrafted from Portugal to Japan, and selected furniture gems from Fjordfiesta consisting of iconic Norwegian furniture designed in the mid-century era and a range of a new generation of contemporary Norwegian furniture designers.
We are also very enthused to present a selection of ceramics sculptures and object d’art by the extraordinary Japanese ceramicist Kazuya Ishida. The series are based on a Ishida’s contemporary take on traditional Bizen style. Bergen based KVANT-1’s out of this world imagery will also be presented.
In the spirit of the Munch Museum opening, we outdoored our Interim shop that will last until end of the year, until we move across the street to Operagata 75C.
Our store at Paleet is of course still open for business right through to the end of 2021.
Alex: “Oslobukta – it’s a bit odd how this energizing, new district has kind of landed in Oslo without anyone really being prepared for it. It’s already flourishing. What I love the most is how the developers has managed to balance fine dining with funky playground for kids, cool cafés/bars/restaurants bathing in sun next to a promenade catered for everyone to take a swim or sup’ing in and out the Venezia-ish channels. The next level Deichmanske library side by side with The Opera and the new Munch Museum. And the mix of local design stores, an impressive butcher (Annis) and galleries that makes the shopping unlike any generic, new shopping street in Europe.. It’s a very friendly atmosphere and I truly believe Oslo citizens will thrive and proudly introducing this area to their friends.”
TM: “We’ve always had the urge to expand what a shopping experience should be. The creation and curation of quality made products is just the first step in birthing a different experience. Flanking these fine products with art, sensory stimulating furniture and images completes the circle. After all it’s a different retail experience!”
TM: “After witnessing Ishida San’s work firsthand, I had to bring his work to our space. If you find his pieces mesmerizing, trust me, they are even more so in their creation! A true craftsman!
Photos by Thando Sikawuti.