The designer Arne Tjomsland, who was born in 1915, was a renowned Norwegian designer of mementos. He first began creating his iconic figures in 1954 with a teak polar bear. Basing his mementos on the theme of Scandinavian animals, Eskimos and Vikings, he only used wood and whale tooth to make the figures.
His articles, which were of a simplistic style and beautiful character, went on to be so popular that the Hiorth and Stlyngen furniture firm started to sell a range of Arne’s products. In the late ‘50s, Arne began working in Goodwill Products as an artistic director. Arne Tjomsland’s accomplishments include his works being a part of the Design in Scandinavia exhibition that toured the whole of North America from 1954 to 1957.