Hallgeir Homstvedt is a Norwegian product designer. After studying industrial design at the University of Newcastle, Australia, Homstvedt returned to Norway in 2006 to join the design collective Norway Says. In 2009 he founded Homstvedt Design which now operates out of a 19th-century factory building in the center of Oslo. He designs everything from door handles to upholstered furniture. In 2017, he was awarded as Designer of the Year in Norway. Homstvedt believes that one of the advantages of being a multidisciplinary designer is that you are not fully emerged in any specific design category. Meaning he can approach a design task with “fresh” eyes and question the status quo. Homstvedt’s work is known to offer a new perspective through the use of new materials, production techniques and its playful character.