Karoline
Grepperud

PHONE
+47 99 57 22 78
EMAIL
kgr@iark.no
POSITION

Interior architect MNIL

EDUCATION
Graduated in 2012 with a masters degree from Bergen Academy of Art and Design

A Propos

Karoline Grepperud received the Anne Alnæs award for her master study subject, which she completed in 2012. Among other projects, she is actively involved in the renewal of the Ministry of Education and Research’s premises in Kirkeveien 18, Oslo.

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INTERVIEW

Karoline Grepperud BY

Jonas Parmann

How do you like working at IARK?

I’ve been delighted ever since I started in my job about a year ago. As a recent graduate you are treated extremely well at IARK; right from day one you feel included and put to good use as you are immediately thrown into projects, resulting in a steep learning curve. Everybody’s very good at sharing their knowledge and expertise and that’s so beneficial to all the projects our group is involved in.

What distinguishes you as an interior designer?

I’m a perfectionist in everything I do; it applies throughout the entire process, from decisions regarding the overall perspective, choice of materials and colours or composition, down to the implement of details. I don’t like doing anything half-hearted and I’m never satisfied until I think the result is as good as it can possibly be.

What is most important to you when embarking on a new project?

The most important thing for me is to create solutions that are consistent with the client’s needs and requirements; with functional surroundings that feel comfortable and inspiring to be in. I’m also very concerned with the environment; I strive to create environmentally sound solutions. I’m working in a profession often standing for renewal and replacement and therefore I think it’s important to do this in the most environmentally sound and sustainable way.