Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvær (b. 1984) graduated with a Masters degree in Industrial Design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 2008 and also holds a Masters degree in Visual Communication from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2012).
She designs tableware, lighting, furniture, graphic design and textile objects, working freely across product categories and materials to bridge her two disciplines, often transcending into the boundaries of art direction and graphic design. By exploring the communicative potential of objects, she strives to create emotional bonds between object and user. Melvær has won a number of awards within both of her disciplines. For HAY, Melvær has designed the Juice Vase.