Audun Røhnebæk Stikbakke (born 1985) began his woodworking career as an apprentice in the company Byggtrad in 2010. After a few years working with restoration of old houses in the fjords of the Sunnmøre- region of Norway, he moved to the small mountain village Rauland. In Rauland he started studying Folk Art at Telemark University College. He graduated with a Master in traditional arts in june 2017. He is currently working part time as a teacher in folk art and part time running his own carpenter- buisness.
My main material is wood. During the last years I have specialized in design and building of furniture. With a great respect for previous generations' sense of quality in design and craftsmanship, my goal is to preserve and develop this rich tradition for future generations. I make furniture based on old, traditional techniques. A large part of the work is done by hand, but with the help of modern machines and technology. Inspiration is often taken from Nordic folk art and traditional art, but at the same time I am strongly influenced by the elegant simplicity of mid 20.- century Scandinavian design.
Master of traditional arts, University College of Southeast Norway.
Folk Art Bachelor Program, Telemark University College, Rauland.
Erasmus program «Scandinavian furniture design», Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies, Stockholm.
Bachelor i Friluftsliv og Kroppsøving, Høgskolen i Volda.
"En kubbe å stole på" Dyrsku'n Seljord.
Future Traditions, Rauland internasjonale Vinterfestival.
Norway Designs Nå, vol 16. Oslo.
Future Traditions, Budapest, Hungary and Skien, Norway.
Birkebeinerne, Produktkonkurranse, Lillehammer.
Salgsutstilling, Vinterfestivalen, Hadeland Glassverk.
Gjesteutstiller Husflidutstillinga, Dyrskun' Seljord.
Sommerutstilling. Kaffibaren, Rauland kunstforening.
Vinterfestivalen, Hadeland Glassverk.
Vårutstellning, Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies.
«Identitet- Ide i tet», Norges Husflidslag, Harstad.
«Wegner- Bare en god stol», Designmuseum København.
Husflidsutstillinga, Dyrskun' Seljord.
Grants and awards
Sparebanken Hedmarks Talentstipend
Sparebanken Hedmarks Talentstipend.
Stipend for Håndverk og Husflid, Fotavtrykk Telemark.
1. premie «Stol i fersk rogn», Husflidstevlinga Dyrskun' Seljord.
2. premie «Klismosstol», Husflidstevlinga Dyrskun' Seljord.
2. premie «Skatoll» Husflidstevlinga, Dyrskun' Seljord.