A native of Oslo, Norway, Kristine Five Melvaer is an award-winning home accessories designer. Her work in furniture, textiles, lighting, tableware and vessels is rooted in the communication between the user and the object, as well as the emotional bond that people form with objects they admire. Considering Five Melvaer’s noted partnerships with various companies, such as Magnor Glassverk, When Objects Work, Roros Tweed, Heymat, and Vestre, it’s clear her designs transcend a single product type. Her work has a distinct simplicity and often embraces a sensual form. Her designs for glasswork are some of the standout pieces in her repertoire. Her vase collection with Magnor Glassverk was presented with the Riedel Award in 2014.