Cathrine Kullberg lives in Oslo, Norway. She established Cathrine Kullberg Lighting and launched her range of birch veneer lamps "Norwegian Forest" in 2007. Her studio also makes lamps and lighting installations on a larger scale. After studying political science, art history, design and architechture, Kullberg completed a Masters Degree at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London. Following this, she led the project Norsk Form at the Norweigan Centre of Design, Architecture and the Built Environment. She has also worked as a freelance journalist for design and architecture magazines. Her diverse experience has prepared her to enter the land of lighting and investigate the intersection between material, craft and design, lending her lamps both a personal touch and a high quality finish. The design and production process has also led to the assembly of a group of skilled local manufacturers.
The Norwegian Forest lights draw on a classic Scandinavian tradition of using thin natural Nordic birch strips for lighting. "Kullberg's lamps are fast becoming iconic," according to Henrietta Thompson, Design/Arts Editor for Wallpaper.