Nedre Foss Gård is an old farm complex situated in the heart of Oslo by the river Akerselva. The main building, which dates from 1802, is the oldest building in the district of Grünerløkka. Its close proximity to a waterfall has always been important to the property. There was always a grain mill on the property from the eleventh century and up until 1986, when the mill was shut down and the buildings were turned into offices.
In the mid-2010s, the buildings were transformed once more. This time from offices into a restaurant and a brewery. The interior was designed by Anderssen & Voll, who set up their studio in the south wing of Nedre Foss Gård during the renovations. Nedre Foss is a growing collection of objects, designed as an extension of working on the interiors of Nedre Foss Gård. The core of Nedre Foss is the notion of «The Century Object» – an object that will serve you for at least 100 years.
Maja Tjelta is the CEO and Client Director at Nedre Foss. She has a bachelor’s degree in Culture and Communication from Auckland, New Zealand and the University of Oslo. She has years of experience from communication and brand managing. Within the field of design, she has been a shop manager at two different high-end stores in Oslo, one of them being former Norway Says Shop. At Nedre Foss she is reunited with her former employers and good friends Anderssen&Voll.
Anderssen & Voll was established in 2009. The studio is led by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll. Furniture design is always at the centre of their work, which includes designing textiles, tableware and lighting for some of Europe’s most renowned international brands. They have been absolute key to shaping what is known as «New Nordic» design.