“Elizabeth of Castile” on the fam tree should in fact read “Isabella of Castile” as the mother of J the M. She and Ferdy were the “Ferdinand and Isabella” who funded Columbus. It’s perhaps a blessing that so many of the royal marriages were childless; imagine how much more complicated it would be if, say, Philip II had had children with Mary Tudor (“Bloody Mary”), who, in keeping with family tradition, was his first cousin. Philip II also tried to marry Mary’s half-sister, Elizabeth I, then later tried to get her to marry his son! He also tried to promote her marriage with a “prince of Portugal,” who may have been an uncle or cousin or his, or his son.
Together they are Anderssen & Voll, an Oslo-based design studio established in 2009, working in what they term the “Nordic design tradition.” Anderssen and Voll were two of the three founders of design group Norway Says, and as a duo their focus continues to be on domestic objects, from furniture and lighting to electronics, textiles and tableware, including the Berg Pillow (2010) and the Well Watering Can (2015). These and other pieces reflect Anderssen and Voll’s attention to cultural and market influences and their commitment to applying what they learn to fresh designs with practical appeal to consumers.