While Hallgeir Homstvedt and Jonah Takagi have been friends for years, their first collaboration as designers came only recently as part of an exhibition curated by the influential design blog Sight Unseen and sponsored by the Embassy of Norway. Half & Half for Roll & Hill is the first co-designed product that they have licensed.
Hallgeir Homstvedt holds a BA of Industrial Design from Newcastle University in Australia. After completing his degree in 2006, Hallgeir went on to work for the much celebrated design studio Norway Says before opening his own design studio in 2009. Hallgeir has exhibited his work in London, Tokyo, Oslo, New York & Milan. Among his clients are renowned Norwegian and international furniture manufacturers like Lexon, Muuto, L.K.Hjelle and Established & Sons.
Jonah Takagi received a BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. After several years of life on the road as a touring musician, Jonah launched his studio in 2010. He has exhibited work throughout Europe and America and counts among his clients such esteemed brands as Roll and Hill, Matter, La Chance and Hem.