In the spring of 2023, Vestre presents the equally functional and aesthetically pleasing waste container Hill, which is Vestre’s latest addition for a cleaner urban environment. It is also Vestre’s first collaboration with the design duo Morten & Jonas.


Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim are the designers behind one of Norway’s most acclaimed contemporary design studios, with a wealth of successful products and collaborations in their portfolio.

”We have been discussing a collaboration with Vestre for a long time and it feels fantastic that it finally happened. We are very satisfied with both the collaboration and the product”, says Morten Skjærpe Knarrum.


At first thought, a waste container may sound like a very simple product with a single purpose. At the same time, they also have a prominent and visible role in the environments they are placed in and similar to, for example, outdoor benches, they are also present in those environments for a long time. Therefore, the designers wanted to design a waste container that was also aesthetically pleasing.

”We obviously wanted to create a functional waste container, but which at the same time had character and personality that could merge with the function”, says Morten Skjærpe Knarrum


Hill is made of hot-dip galvanized and powder-coated Swedish steel. As always, Vestre offers a lifetime guarantee against rust. Thanks to the option of freely choosing a color from Vestre’s range of around 200 different RAL colours, Hill can be easily adapted to any environment.

”An additional design element for landscape architects to play with is that the barrel itself and the top are completely separated from each other, and can therefore be painted in different colors and create interesting contrasts and effects”, says Morten Skjærpe Knarrum.

For all types of waste management products, there are many functional requirements to take into account. It must be easy to throw rubbish into them and easy for cleaning workers to empty them. Like other waste bins and containers from Vestre, Hill can be equipped with a smart sensor system that tells you when it’s time to empty it – a solution that is very smart from an environmental perspective but also saves time and resources.

This spring, Hill is launched with one or two containers for source separation, and later in 2023, a version with three containers will be added.

Product information Hill
Design: Morten & Jonas
Color: Black, Yellow
Material: Hot-dip galvanized and powder-coated Swedish steel
Dimensions: D:55 cm H:113 cm
Price: From 1 360 EUR

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About Morten & Jonas
Norwegian design duo Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim started their design studio in Bergen, Norway, after receiving their master’s degree from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Morten & Jonas creates ground-breaking products, furniture, and interior architecture that are characterized by curiosity, imagination, and humor. Morten & Jonas have won several awards for their design, which has been shown all over the world.


About Vestre
Vestre is one of Scandinavia’s leading producers of urban furniture and has created social, sustainable meeting places for millions of people for over 70 years. Sustainability, locally produced materials, and the least possible environmental impact are pivotal to the company’s furniture production. Vestre is a Norwegian family business, the products are manufactured in Norway and Sweden, and are available in almost 200 different colours with a lifetime anti-rust warranty.

The factory in Torsby in Värmland, Sweden was designed by architectural firm Snøhetta, which is behind many high-profile international projects, including the library in Alexandria, the 9/11 Memorial Center in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Oslo Opera House. The firm also designed “The Peace Bench”, which Vestre and Hydro created in 2019 on behalf of the Nobel Peace Center. Vestre has been voted “Brand Builder of the Year” by the Federation of Norwegian Industries and cited as the “Best for outdoor furniture” by the prestigious design and lifestyle magazine Monocle, which has readers worldwide. In 2019, the company was voted “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Norwegian EY gala. In January 2020, Vestre was awarded their 16th DOGA award by Design and Architecture Norway. The company was given the award for its partnership with Front in the creation of Folk. In February 2020, Vestre was awarded “Best Stand” at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in Stockholm for its sustainable stand, developed together with Note Design Studio.

The opening of Vestre´s new factory The Plus Colour and Wood Factory in Magnor Norway took place in June 2022. The factory, which has been designed by the leading architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group, is the most environmentally friendly furniture factory in the world and is also the largest investment in the Norwegian furniture industry for decades.

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