Norway’s Gorgeous New Banknotes by Studio Snøhetta & The Metric System

Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway) has selected the design proposals submitted by the two Oslo based design offices Snøhetta and The Metric System as the new official designs for their Kroner banknotes.

Earlier this year, numerous design studios were asked to submit proposals for Norway’s new banknote design. Each design proposal will be exhibited in Oslo this month. Snøhetta’s and The Metric System’s designs will each represent one side of Norway’s new Kroner banknotes. Studio Snøhetta has created a design based on cubical patterns in order to represent pixels - the visual language of our digitized and modern time. In addition, the pixelated design represents décor surfaces like a mosaic – put together by different materials and colors, which create a picture.