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Hareide Design is an international design consultancy with offices in Oslo, Norway and Gothenburg, Sweden. We work with local and international companies, helping them create and bring to market meaningful products, services and experiences.

We work within a wide range of design disciplines, including product-, automotive-, maritime-, interaction design and design strategies.

News. 2014 / 05 / 02 AKER_Drilling stol_304

Designing for Hollywood!

Hareide Design is looking forward to see the operator chair we designed for Aker Solutions in the up-coming Transformers 4 movie! The chair is designed from a user's perspective to achieve the best ergonomics, safety and functionality possible. The dramatic form language originally representing the rough operating environment and harsh conditions of the oil rig, has now caught the attention of director Michael Bay and Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

News. 2014 / 03 / 11 RodeoChair

Keeps you in motion!

Rodeo is a unique chair, which keeps you in motion while sitting. In addition to many other benefits, it strengthens the user’s core muscles through a dynamic sitting experience. Behind the idea is Physiotherapist Frode Skretting. Hareide Design has been in charge of the design and industrialization of the chair.

News. 2014 / 02 / 13 Vinger Liten

Solving traffic problems with wings!

Together with Hareide Design has a a couple of hundred 8. grade students in Moss taken to the challenge of solving the citys traffic problems.

News. 2013 / 12 / 20 julehilsen

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hareide Design wishes all our clients, partners and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. A gift to the Cancer Society is our Christmas greetings from us this year. The Cancer Society is dependent on fund raising and donations and runs several campaigns and fundraising events during the year.

News. 2013 / 12 / 02 Lene 304 204 sofa

MoR translates a child`s imagination...

..and she does it with love and integrity! Last month we facilitated a workshop for Lene Noss Ditmansen, the creator of MoR (Myk og Rar). She is passionate about translating children`s drawings into real stuffed toys, and we instantly fell in love with these odd and beautiful transformations of children`s imaginations. Lene is truly a genuine character with a strong vision, and MoR takes the children's imagination seriously. -A more lovable gift is hard to find!

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New Ship Design for Rostein!

Hareide Design has delivered the exterior design for a new fish carrier, named Ro Arctic, for Rostein AS. The ship has been developed by Rostein AS, Naviera Orca Chile and Skipskompetanse AS in close collaboration.

News. 2013 / 10 / 31 EinarGløgg

In the making of "gløgg"

Einar has a long tradition in brewing "gløgg", and after the success of last year Voodoo Juice we are excited for this year`s batch!

News. 2013 / 10 / 24 XP64-front_v2

The new design of Esko Kongsberg C6!

We are proud to show off Esko's newest product, the Esko Kongsberg C6! It is the very first multifunction super-wide digital finisher for signage, display and packaging applications.

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New team member!

We would like to introduce our latest team member, Lasse Roxrud Farstad. He is one of the top graduates from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design this year and we are thrilled to have him onboard.

News. 2013 / 09 / 26 Einar Hareide karrierekveld

"Draumen om framtida"

StudiebygdA in Volda arranged a career night for young students Wedensday the 25th of September and our CEO Einar Hareide was invited to give a talk about his own career experiences.

News. 2013 / 09 / 20 animation_festival_Volda

Industrial Animation Award 2013

During the event Animation Volda 2013, Einar Hareide was one of the jury members in order to select this year's best film in the category industrial animation. The prizes was sponsored by the Ulstein Group, Kleven Maritime and Rolls Royce.

News. 2013 / 04 / 23 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Award for Design Excellence 2013!

Hareide Design has together with Glamox Luxo Lightning won the Award of Design Excellence for the innovative luminaire C75-P LED.

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Introducing Leonoor!

Leonoor Beukers is the latest addition to our team in Oslo. She is educated as an industrial design engineer in the Netherlands and has a master diploma in Integrated product design. After working 5 years with product development, the last 3 for inMarket, she moved to Norway for new challenges.

News. 2012 / 11 / 05 Stavanger

Stavanger next!

Hareide Design and Halogen are hiring designers in Stavanger!

News. 2012 / 11 / 05 ultra2-main-banner

Rapid manufacturing

Welcome to our new machine!

News. 2012 / 11 / 05 Lillian:Einar liten

Hareide Design + Halogen

To av Norges mest erfarne designbyråer i nytt strategisk samarbeid!

News. 2012 / 11 / 05 image002

Introducing Peder

Peder works as an intern at Hareide Design. He has completed four years of product design at AHO, including one year of Interaction design. After the internship period, he will return to AHO to finish his final diploma.

News. 2012 / 11 / 05 image001

Another new team member!

We welcome Marit Helgesen as our latest addition to the team! Marit recently graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture with an MA in Industrial design.

News. 2012 / 08 / 02 Aker small

We design for Aker Solutions!

Hareide Design has set the standard for the new generation offshore driller operator chairs!

News. 2012 / 06 / 05 simon-small

From Saab Design to us! (2)

Simon Padian, former Saab Brand Design Chief, is now the new Design Director of our design studio in Göteborg.

With more than 20 years as a designer at Saab Automobile, he brings with him not only valuable automotive experience but also tons of tales and stories from the former glorious brand.

News. 2012 / 06 / 05 Anders G-small for web

From Saab Design to us! (1)

Anders Gustafsson former senior designer at Saab Automobile recently joined Hariede Design's Gothenburg studio.

News. 2012 / 04 / 26 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

New design for Alu-design

Hareide Design has taken part in designing new arm rest and foot rest for our long time client Alu-design AS

News. 2012 / 04 / 26 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hareide speaks Maritime!

Hareide Design was inited to give a keynote on maritime design on this year's annual Norwegian Design Council Design Award.

News. 2012 / 04 / 19 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Frankfurt Light + Building

We just came back from Frankfurt and the Light + Building trade fair, where Glamox Luxo displayed not less than five new products, all designed by Hareide Design.

News. 2012 / 04 / 16 Barrel_green_304

Hareide Design wins Red Dot 2012!

Hareide Design has again won the prestigious Red Dot Award, this time for the Kongsberg Maritime LTU telegraph lever!

News. 2012 / 01 / 30 Illusion-Half-small

Illusion half - New wall version

The Illusion lamp is now available in a brand new version. A wall hanging concept lamp named Illusion half.

The shape and character is the same as the original Illusion lamp we designed for Northern Lighting back in 2010 – only now split in two – and hanging on a wall.

Photography: Tom Gustavsen

News. 2011 / 11 / 16 Kajsa

Another new team member: Kajsa!

Kajsa recently joined Hariede Design's Gothenburg studio, after working both in Hong Kong and Belgium. Her passion for Asia she got already in 2004 when she studied a year in Singapore as a part of her master in Industrial Design at the School of Industrial Design in Lund. In Belgium she got in to the world of packaging while working at SCA packaging’s Design and Innovation Centre and left with an addiction to fine Belgium chocolate.

News. 2011 / 11 / 07 SONY DSC

Mathias has joined the team!

Mathias is the latest arrival at Hareide Design. He graduated with a BSc in Product Design from Brunel University in 2001 and has since gained experience at K8 and Luxo. For the last three years he’s been freelancing as HanssonDesign, working with a wide range of products and clients, following development from concept all the way to production. We are happy to have him as a part of our growing team!

News. 2011 / 10 / 18 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

SJ 3000 unveiled

SJ has recently presented their new express train SJ3000!

Hareide Design contributed by turning the train’s bistro into a warm and comfortable environment for the customer, and a nice, practical and ergonomic workplace for the staff.

News. 2011 / 09 / 27 jotul_small2

Jøtul wins in court!

The Borgarting Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Jøtul’s claim that Nordpeis consciously based its Trio 1, 2 and 3 series closely on Jøtul’s F 370-series.

Read more about the verdict here.

News. 2011 / 09 / 21 Interaksjonsdesigner-Small

Erfaren Interaksjonsdesigner?

Vi søker en erfaren interaksjonsdesigner til vårt designstudio i Oslo!

News. 2011 / 09 / 14 volvo-concept-you-touchscreen-car-4

Volvo "Concept You"

Our Designer Frida Torgeby was a part of the Volvo "Concept You" design team. Listen to Frida sharing her thoughts on the use of scandinavian design and natural fabrics in the interior of the new Volvo concept car.

Photo © Volvo Car Corporation 2011.

News. 2011 / 09 / 12 Illusion-blck_small

Back in Black

Illusion is now available in a new colour finish: Matte black.

News. 2011 / 09 / 06 LitenAnderskisse

Experienced car designer?

Hareide Design are looking for talented and experienced car designers.

News. 2011 / 09 / 05 Liten

Preferred Supplier for Volvo Cars.

Hareide Design has been selected Preferred Supplier, Tier1, to Volvo Cars.

To be Preferred Supplier to Volvo Cars enables Hareide Design to directly develop the business in the best possible way for one of the leading car makers in the world.

News. 2011 / 08 / 12 BoBedre_small


Hareide Design is proud to tell that two products we have designed are nominated to the Bo Bedre design price 2011. Illusion from Norhern Lighting in the category “lamp of the year”, and the stove Jøtul 470 in the category “green design”.

The winners will be announced 31st of august, 2011.

Download the whole story here (in Norwegian).

News. 2011 / 07 / 15 magne

Maritime Design: Challenging Conformity

Hareide Design has been a key contributor in the maritime industry since the beginning of the 21st century. In this article, we share our experience from this adventure. Written by Magne Ekerum Høiby

News. 2011 / 07 / 13 ido 5 304

New IDO/Porsgrund Bad, shower cabin

IDO and Porsgrund Bad has recently released their shower cabin Showerama 8-5. It is created by Hareide Design with a focus on high quality and functionality, and gives a light and luxurious impression with its thin profiles, narrow panel and unique rain shower. To widen the door, the cabin has been given its asymmetric shape. The cabin is also higher than its predecessor to increase the comfort for tall users, and the wheeled feet allow for easy movement of the cabin when cleaning.

News. 2011 / 03 / 17 red dot-merket

Red dot & The Norwegian Design Award

We are very proud to announce that Hareide Design together with Jøtul, once again, has received the prestigious red dot award. It is the small wood stove Jøtul F162/163 that has been selected among the 4433 entries in the product design category.

On top of that, we will today be awarded with two "Merket for god design" by the Norwegian Design Council. One together with Vestre, for the Kyoto line of concrete furniture, and one together with Jøtul for the F470, which also won the red dot award last year.

News. 2011 / 03 / 15 Frida

A new team member!

Frida Torgeby is the latest addition to our team in Gothenburg. Apart from spending five years in a cabin in Åre, she has a lot of experience from the outdoor industry, working with clothes and graphics, which will give us a needed addition to our expertise.

News. 2011 / 03 / 10 volvo v60 304

Volvo V60 Plug-in hybrid uncovered

Hareide Design has been involved in the development of the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid, which was recently released at the Geneva Auto Show. Notable contributions by Hareide Design are the low turbulence rims, combi instrument and battery cover.

All photos © Volvo Car Corporation 2011.

News. 2011 / 03 / 08 qvision-304


Hareide Design was hired to create the screen interface to their QVision 500. The product continuously presents data to the user, requiring high readability and ease of use.

News. 2011 / 03 / 01 UngeTalenter-small2

"Unge Talenter" 20 years!

Oslo: The design competition Unge Talenter (Young Talents) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. – Several of Norway’s leading designers have started their carriers with Unge Talenter, says Eline Strøm Gundersen of The Norwegian Design Council.

The anniversary is celebrated with an exhibition showing 38 of the best winning projects, which includes Magne Høiby and Sigrun Vik, winners from 2005 and 2010 respectively.

Read more here. (In Norwegian)

News. 2011 / 02 / 24 Sketch-Session-2

Sketch session #2

New sketch session! This weeks theme is leisure boats.

News. 2011 / 02 / 18 magne1

Guest lecture at AHO

Magne Ekerum Høiby, senior designer and partner at Hareide Design, presents K-Master aft bridge; a product development process where industrial design as a strategic tool helped to create a revolution in a conservative industry. The lecture will be held at AHO, 13:00 on February 24th.

News. 2011 / 02 / 08 Stockholm-Furniture-Fair-2011-small

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011

Today is the opening of Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011, and this year Hareide Design is represented with two products. Northern Lighting is exhibiting the lamp Illusion. Together with Vestre, Hareide Design proudly presents the brand new outdoor furniture collection, KYOTO.

News. 2011 / 01 / 20 Aftenposten-illusion-small

Aftenposten interviews Einar

"In the future we would like to make more than large, heavy products. Designing a lamp inspired by Norwegian nature was fun" Einar Hareide says.

Read the whole story in Norwegian here. (PDF)

News. 2011 / 01 / 20 Cindy

Allow us to introduce...

Cindy Sjöblom, our new intern in Sweden. Cindy is a second year student at Umeå Institute of Design, and is looking forward to spending the next ten weeks learning more about the design process and product development, while providing the team with new energy!

News. 2011 / 01 / 12 Illusjon-01

100 % Norway at DogA

As a part of 100% Norway, Northern Lighting and Hareide Design will proudly show the lamp Illusion at DogA (Norsk Design- og Arkitektursenter).

The exhibition will be open from 20. January until 6. March 2011.

News. 2010 / 12 / 21 Anna hemsida pic 3

Welcome Anna!

We welcome Anna Lööf Möller as our latest addition to Hareide design. Anna recently joined the team in our Gothenburg studio and brings with her a unique skill set!

News. 2010 / 12 / 21 thumb

Happy Holidays!

"A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!"

Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

News. 2010 / 12 / 14 Dirt nologo 304

Sketch session #1

We thought we'd start posting some stuff from our afternoon sketch sessions. Today's theme is shoes!

News. 2010 / 12 / 08 x-force new 304

X-Force next generation

The next generation of X-Force training machines are now ready for delivery! Hit "Read More" for pictures and links.

News. 2010 / 12 / 08 SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

Gløgg logo competition!

Every year Hareide Design brews it´s own Gløgg, and this time we let you vote for the best logo.

News. 2010 / 12 / 07 SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

Fjellstrand electric ferry

Hareide Design has designed a battery driven ferry for the Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand.

News. 2010 / 12 / 07 kmaster_304

Design In the Maritime Business

Senior designer Magne Ekerum Høiby from Hareide Design was one of the speakers at a seminar arranged by the Norwegian Design Council concerning the use of design in the Norwegian maritime business.

News. 2010 / 12 / 06 news bildesign 304

Norwegian car design!

Norwegian car designers exhibited at Oslo School of Architecture. Einar Hareide is represented with work from Saab Automobile and Mercedes Benz.

News. 2010 / 12 / 06 Rivo liten

New catamaran from Br. Aa

Brødrene Aa.has now delivered a second ferry to Styrsöbolaget in Gothenburg.

News. 2010 / 12 / 06 news children

Creative children

At the Momentum Design exhibition we gave

children the possibility to be designers for one day!

News. 2010 / 10 / 19 news oslo 304

Goodbye Moss Hello Oslo

After 10 wonderful years in Moss it´s time to move. This is where it all started. We have lots of great memories, it feels kind of sad, but its time to move on.

Our new office is in Bygdøy Allé 9A. It´s in the heart of Oslo. A great place with a high ceiling (we all love that!) and close to a lot of inspiration you only can find in Oslo. We look forward to meet you all here, maybe with an exciting project, or just for a chat, and a cup or two of freshly brewed coffee. Welcome!

News. 2010 / 10 / 19 Illusion-i-London-small

"Illusion" gets attention in London

100% Norway in London last week was lots of fun. Together with the best designers in Norway we had the privilege to show the Lamp we designed for Northern Lighting called "Illusion".

The lamp got a lot of attention and was quite visible amidst all the other great designs from Norway. The event kicked off with a gathering at the Norwegian embassy the evening before. Lots of cool people, great food, wine and music. Great fun!

News. 2010 / 09 / 10 news web

New website!

What a year this has been! New website, new graphic profile, new offices in Gothenburg and Oslo, this is what you can call a total make over, we like it a lot and we hope you do too!

News. 2010 / 09 / 02 News LoG

Glamox Luxo and Hareide Design

The newly merged lighting companies Glamox and Luxo has hired Hareide Design to develop future lighting concepts and products.

News. 2010 / 09 / 02 biooffice

Google & BioOffice

Google Norway is using BioOffice!

Google Norway's director Jan Grønbech was interviewed in the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet:

"Since we got BioOffice in May we have experienced that the days become shorter since we aren't as tired in the afternoon. The air in the office is as just as good as in the forest [...] and the plants are lowering the sound levels in the open office space."

News. 2010 / 09 / 02

K-MASTER nominated for the honours award for design excellence

Hareide Designmill and Kongsberg Maritime is nominated to the Honours Award for Design This award is given to products that clearly distinguish themselves among those who receive the Award for Design Excellence. The award was introduced in 2000, and is the highest design award in Norway.

News. 2010 / 09 / 02 Valö2 304

Valö in traffic

Styrsöbolaget has purchased two Brødrene Aa catamaran ferries for Gothenburg! "Valö" and "Rivö" have already started their routes in the southern part of the archipelago.

Read more and see the construction process at Styrsöbolagets webpage:


All photos © Styrsöbolaget 2010

News. 2010 / 09 / 02 news story

A design story

This one is in Norwegian. A conversation between Einar and Jon Winding Sørensen, shown at the Momentum Design exhibition.

News. 2010 / 09 / 02 news movie 304

Car design movie

Anders Gloslie at Hareide Design demoes car design sketching from start to finished rendering, shown at the Momentum Design exhibition.

News. 2010 / 09 / 02 news momentum

Hareide Design 10 Year Exhibition

2010 is an exciting year for Hareide Design! We celebrate our 10th anniversary; we are launching a new graphic profile, and are an important contributor to MomentumDesign. Participation in MomentumDesign gives Hareide Design a unique opportunity to show the importance of industrial design, the processes involved, and our customer´s products to a wide audience.

News. 2010 / 09 / 02 krabat_304

iF Gold for Krabat Sheriff

The IF international product design award jury, has selected Krabat Sheriff for the prestigious iF Gold Award 2010!

2,486 products submitted from 39 different countries, competed for the coveted iF product design award. Out of 778 prizewinning products, the jury awards the IF gold award on a total of 50 of the best prizewinners. Krabat Sheriff received the iF gold award, and was able to successfully assert itself in a highly competitive and international environment.

News. 2010 / 09 / 02 berg 304

Red Dot Best of the Best for BRC 800

The Berg Propulsion BRC 800 control panel was awarded with the prestigious Red Dot. And not only that, from the 3,231 entries, the BRC 800 was one of the 49 products that also recieved the "Best of the Best" mention.

News. 2010 / 09 / 02 studiogbg

New Gothenburg office

Hareide Design AB has since may been working in their new studio on Trädgårdsgatan 3, Göteborg.

We are now situated downtown in a freshly renovated loft studio.

Come visit us!