Magnus Pettersen was born in Sarpsborg, Norway in 1982. He studied product and furniture design at Kingston University and received an MA in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins. In 2010, Magnus set up his design studio in London, where he develops furniture, lighting and home accessories. Pettersen’s work is simple and functional, a reflection of his Norwegian heritage. His design process is driven by an honest use of materials and a streamlined manufacturing process. He draws inspiration from 1920’s glamour and luxury, mid-century simplicity, and Scandinavian purity. Pettersen was nominated for the prestigious Bo Bedre Young Designer of the Year Award in 2012.