Acknowledged for its high-quality furniture, Vestre develops and manufactures original designs for urban environments. Staying true to the company’s values was of the essence when the new production facility was being laid out on the drawing table. Snøhetta took on the assignment with a vision of creating a space that would truly reflect Vestre’s brand and the company’s attention to values such as functionality, quality and longevity, and in 2013, the new, optimized production facilities at Torsby opened its doors.
Even though the Norwegian family-owned furniture manufacturer had been operating in Torsby since 1997, a growing staff and the need for a more efficient production brought on the need for an expansion and development of Vestre’s production facility. The mission was also to create a closer juxtaposition between the industrial and administrative spaces of the site.
The 3000m2 factory was designed to optimize production quality and resource utilization. The spacious areas within the production facilities, both inside and outside, are robust and easy to maintain. Lighting conditions have been optimized throughout the facility and the main materials used on site are steel, wood and glass.
New elements have been added to the production facility, such as new façade with a sign and a specially designed cladding based on the wood and steel elements of the Vestre furniture itself. The façade sign and cladding, made from perforated steel plates and wooden ribs stemming from residual products, are mounted onto the production hall's east façade, ensuring visibility from both the main roads and helping situate the production facility in the encircling environment.
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