BIG VESTRE AERIAL

Vestre plans to build the world’s most environmentally friendly furniture factory in Norway

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Someone has to lead the way

The Plus is the largest investment in the Norwegian furniture industry for decades. The factory will be a global showcase for sustainability and highly efficient manufacturing. Spectacular architecture, a visitor centre and a 300 acre park will also help to develop Magnor as an attractive destination for visitors from all over the world. In this way, Vestre will inspire others to take part in the ‘green shift’.

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Designed by BIG

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is a Danish firm of architects, which was established in 2005. The company employs over 500 architects and designers in Copenhagen, New York, London, and Barcelona. BIG is described as one of the world’s most successful architectural firms, and Bjarke Ingels himself has been included in Time magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People. Google's headquarters in California, USA; Lego House in Billund, Denmark; and the new Kistefos Museum at Jevnaker in Norway are among the buildings BIG has designed.

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Concept

«With Vestre we have imagined a factory that is simultaneously front of house and back of house. The beauty of the factory is the clarity of its organization. Conceived as the intersection of a road and a production line, it forms a large plus connecting everything to everything. The radical transparency invites visitors and hikers to enjoy the whole process of manufacturing while providing the workers the thrill of working in the middle of the forest.»

– Bjarke Ingels, Founder & Creative Director, BIG
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Welcome to Magnor

We plan to build The Plus in Magnor, which is located in the municipality of Eidskog, in the Norwegian county of Innlandet. Magnor has a fantastic history, that we want more people to experience. Therefore we are inviting people from all over the world to visit the Vestre Experience Centre and Vestre Forest Camp.

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Creating caring meeting places

Vestre is one of Europe's foremost producers of sustainable furniture. What drives us is our desire to create social meeting places where people can come together in outdoor spaces – transcending social, cultural, and economic differences. When people come together, trust and community spirit arise. We call it everyday democracy.

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