100% Norway in London
The exhibition is part of the annual London Design Festival, and offers a unique opportunity to showcase some of the most outstanding features of Norwegian interior design and architecture.
In her opening speech, the Crown Princess lauded designers and manufacturers for working together more closely to materialise their ideas, and pointed out that the design arena has expanded to include new dimensions of functionality in addition to aesthetics. Established traditions and craftsmanship are increasingly being incorporated into the basis for innovation and new design. The Crown Princess also emphasised the importance of integrating environmental thinking into all innovation. Virtually every component of the 100% Norway stand will either be reused or recycled after the exhibition closes.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit is patron of the Norwegian Design Council.
Science and culture
Research, sports, beekeeping and music. Norway and Slovenia share a wide array of interests, and today the King and Queen and the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor, gained insight into several of them.
State visit from Slovenia
Today Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed the President of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, to Norway. This is the first State Visit to Norway of a Slovenian President and King Harald and Queen Sonja are his hosts.