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CULTURE FIRST

 
A COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION CELEBRATING
THE CULTURAL VALUE OF COLLECTIBLE DESIGN
BY VAUST x COR STUDIO




 


 

Maaemo, Oslo’s ground-breaking three Michelin starred restaurant reopened its doors at the new location in 2020. Run and co-owned by Head Chef Esben Holmboe Bang, the Reataurant focusesses on a complete experience. In doing so, they aim to highlight the relationship between the raw produce, and the finished product.

When I was aked to send my Circle Glass up North to Maaemo, I felt like the waterglasses were coming home to their northern family. Thank you for having us!

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Maaemo

Maaemo – an old Finnish word meaning “Mother Earth” – is focused on creating a narrative around the clean, bright flavours of Norway. The produce used at Maaemo is entirely organic, biodynamic, or wild. Maaemo builds around its local produce driven cuisine with a focus on reflecting the changing seasons and the raw nature of Norway.

Maaemo has won accolades from food critics around the world. In 2012, just 14 months after opening, Maaemo was awarded two Michelin stars in its first ever mention in the prestigious guide, becoming the first, and only, restaurant in the Nordics to do so. In 2016 Maaemo was awarded a third Michelin star, becoming the first Norwegian restaurant ever to hold Michelin’s highest accolade and the world’s most northerly three Michelin-starred restaurant.


Culture First is dedicated to the emerging scene of collectible design and functional art, including a selection of our Mirror Sculptures and Seaglass Light, showcased in Berlin & Paris in Summer 2024.

 

VAUST from Berlin and CØR from Paris have joined forces and developed this format to build bridges not only between art and design, but also between the two creative capitals of Paris and Berlin on a regular basis. Fostering this cultural axis as a catalyst for exchange and collaboration seems important to both studios.  

 

"Our aim is to raise cultural awareness of this important and young scene, to create a sense of beauty and to give a stage to the people who deserve it, the artists and designers." VAUST x CØR

 

INCLUDING WORK BY 

@6am_glass @batten_and_kamp @inderelst @corpus.studio @illyagoldmangubin @iva.pauzar @ruhmkatharina@ls.gomma @studiomilenakling @obscure__objects@pierrecastignola @reidarmester @sashaxsasha @tinoseubert  

@vaust_studio @venere.design

  

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FEATURING CULTURE FIRST BERLIN

VAUST

CØR STUDIO

photographs taken by Clemens Poloczek, Noel Richter, AlizeÌe Cailliau

Berlin 25/04 - 16/05

Paris 24/05 - 06/06