ABOUT

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

 
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SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2015

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

 

2014

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

 

2013

German Design Award - Winner: Newcomer Gold 2013, Germany

 

2012

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

 

2011

Technoport Design Award 2011, Nominee, Norway

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

 

2010 

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

 

2009 

Johan Helmich og Maria Jansons Legat, Grant,Norway

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

 Inside Wood, Ventura Lambrate, Milan

 

2015

Raff design week, Bergen

Telling Time, Mudac, Lausanne

 

2014

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

 

2013

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

German Design Award, Ambiente, Frankfurt

State of Things, Stockholm Furniture Fair/ Greenhouse, Stockholm

 

2012

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

 

2011
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

 

2010

Time to Design, Norman Copenhagen Flagship store, Copenhagen

100% Norway, 100% Design, London

Erbgut, Tendence, Frankfurt

DMY International Design Festival, Berlin

 

2009

DMY International Design Festival, Berlin

Merket for God Design & Unge Talenter, DogA, Oslo

Detour -a Moleskine project, Santralistanbul, Istanbul

 

2008

Detour -a Moleskine project, Museum der Dinge, Berlin

DMY International Design Festival Berlin

 

 

 

EDUCATION AND WORK

 

2010 - present

Siren Elise Wilhelmsen Design Studio, founder, Berlin / Bergen

 

2010 

Statens Værksteder for Kunst, residency, Copenhagen

Studio Hausen, project assistant, Berlin

Universität der Künste Berlin, Diploma in Industrial Design, Berlin

 

2008

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

 

2007

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

Frost Produkt, trainee, Oslo

 

2004

TU-Berlin, Architecture theory and –history, Berlin

 

2002 

University of Bergen, Art history, Bergen