Tias Eckhoff

Eckhoff is one of Norway’s most versatile designers, and the creator of several design classics. He is a pioneer within the field of industrial design.

His works represent the Scandinavian design movement and the idea of designing beautiful and functional everyday objects for everyday people.

Eckhoff was educated in ceramic arts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts where he graduated in 1945. He worked with numerous materials throughout the years and designed everything from porcelain and keys to cutlery and furniture.


Several of his works have won awards, and he has received Lunningprisen, Jacobprisen, Klassikerprisen and gold medals at the Trienalle in Milan.

He is represented in various museums including MOMA, New York City and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The stacking chair Ana, which Eckhoff designed for RBM in 1980, has been produced in several million copies. Other successful products designed by Eckhoff are the Maya Cutlery (1962) for Norstaal (now Stelton) and keys for TrioVing.