Siren Elise Wilhelmsen Studio is a small design business based in Bergen and Berlin. The studio is run by Norwegian designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen (1982). Siren graduated from Universität der Künste Berlin in 2010 and founded her own design studio the same year. 

Through her work, Siren seeks ways to stimulate ideas and discussions around our everyday objects, rituals and culture. She creates multidisciplinary concepts both for clients as well for as self-initiated projects.


Siren´s works have been shown all over the world, such as during the Milan Furniture Fair, London Design Week, at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, the National Museum in Beijing and at the ICFF in New York. She has been awarded the title Newcomer of the Year by the Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway as well as the German Design Award. She was also nominated for the Formex Nova Design Award 2012 –Nordic Designer of the Year




2014 - 2016

Art council Norway, Government art grants /Statens Kunstnerstipend, Norway



German Design Award - Winner: Newcomer Gold 2013, Germany



Norsk Form´s Prize for the Young Designer of the Year, Winner, Norway

Formex Nova Award 2012, Nominee: Nordic Designer of the Year, Sweden

Bo Bedres Design Award, Nominee: Newcomer, Norway

Art council Norway, Government art grants /Statens Kunstnerstipend, Norway



Technoport Design Award 2011, Nominee, Norway

Design Report Award, Special Mention Salone Satellite during Milan furniture fair, Italy



Time to Design – New Talent Award, Winner, Denmark

Frame Magazine, 10 Best Students of 2010, Netherlands

Benjamin Johannessens familielegat, Grant, Norway

Lise og Arnfinn Hejes fond, Grant, Norway



Johan Helmich og Maria Jansons Legat, Grant,Norway






 Inside Wood, Ventura Lambrate, Milan



Raff design week, Bergen

Telling Time, Mudac, Lausanne



Berlin X Tokyo, Tokyo City View, Tokyo

Design for the winter - Bright stories, Zamek Ciezyn, Ciezyn

100% Norway, Tent London Design Festival, London

Scandinavian Designers at Work, biennale INTERIEUR, Kortrijk

InsideNorway, ICFF, New York

Salone Satellite, Salone Internationale del Mobile, Milan

1 2 TREE, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm



O’Clock - time design, design time, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

German Design Award, Ambiente, Frankfurt

State of Things, Stockholm Furniture Fair/ Greenhouse, Stockholm



Tingenes Tilstand, Galleri TM51, Oslo

The list of the Thief, The Thief Hotel - Skur 13, Oslo

Salone Satellite, Salone Internationale del Mobile, Milan

Vitra stand, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm


First Beijing International Design Triennal, National Museum of China, Beijing

O´Clock, Triennale di Milano – design museum, Milan 

Vienna Design week, Uhrenmuseum (Clock museum), Vienna

Technoport Design Award 2011, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim

Salone Satellite, Salone Internationale del Mobile, Milan

Norway Now, Design Week, Stockholm

100% Norway, DogA, Oslo



Time to Design, Norman Copenhagen Flagship store, Copenhagen

100% Norway, 100% Design, London

Erbgut, Tendence, Frankfurt

DMY International Design Festival, Berlin



DMY International Design Festival, Berlin

Merket for God Design & Unge Talenter, DogA, Oslo

Detour -a Moleskine project, Santralistanbul, Istanbul



Detour -a Moleskine project, Museum der Dinge, Berlin

DMY International Design Festival Berlin






2010 - present

Siren Elise Wilhelmsen Design Studio, founder, Berlin / Bergen



Statens Værksteder for Kunst, residency, Copenhagen

Studio Hausen, project assistant, Berlin

Universität der Künste Berlin, Diploma in Industrial Design, Berlin



Universität der Künste Berlin (Prof. A. Kufus), student assistant, Berlin



Universität der Künste Berlin (Prof. K. Schmidt-Ruhland), student assistant, Berlin

Frost Produkt, trainee, Oslo



TU-Berlin, Architecture theory and –history, Berlin



University of Bergen, Art history, Bergen