Date: June 17, 2009
Location: BØLGEN & MOI Restaurant, Tjuvholmen, Oslo, Norway
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Last Updated: August 16, 2014

Magne designed several of the permanent decorative elements in the BØLGEN & MOI restaurant in Tjuvholmen, including a white tile wall covered with black painted letters from the word ‘confusion’ in various configurations. He also created the designs on the glass windows of the restaurant.

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There was a long piece on Magne called ‘Multi-Magne’ in Dagbladet about this work and the many projects that Magne is involved with. There is a full English translation by Heidi available on West of the Moon.

Magne Furuholmen rather takes refuge in new working situations than resting.

– I recharge by transitioning from one universe to another. I get really frustrated by getting stuck in the same place and I am averagely inpatient about myself as well as about other people. Whenever I’m too settled I get disillusioned. That’s when I have to demolish the sand castle that I built and start all over again.

– Is there any end to your productivity?

– No, not really. There’s so much stuff I want to do, and I haven’t even started yet.

There was an article published prior to the opening of the restaurant about the difficult economic times, and the optimism of the owners despite this here: ‘Verdens dårligste timing’.

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Magne’s ‘Alpha Beta’ prints on the wall at BØLGEN & MOI:

Window text art by Magne (photo by CaterinaQ):