Mia Hamborg hails from Norway, where her education in advertising and graphic design led to interior design consultancy contracts on the side. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in furniture design with an emphasis on wood, Hamborg fuses functionality with humor in her endearing designs. With the “Shuffle” table she revitalizes the Nordic craft of turning wood. Dating back to the Viking Age, it involves a foot-powered pole lathe to rotate the wood, using a sharp tool to shape it. Hamborg fuses humor with function in her endearing designs. For her “Shuffle” table, she revitalizes the Nordic craft of turning wood. Dating back to the Viking Age, a foot powered pole lathe was used to rotate the wood, allowing the use of a tool to shape it.
“I want people to feel a sense of joy when they see my designs,” says Hamborg, “To walk into a room and suddenly smile.”