Ida Müller

Ida Müller is a German stage designer and costume designer. Müller is in particular known for her collaboration with the director Vegard Vinge. According to Vinge the two of them met when Müller was a stage design assistant at Lohengrin at The Norwegian Opera, while he was the director's assistant.

Vinge and Müller are known for their controversial and characteristic productions of Henrik Ibsen's work, including A Doll's House (2006), Ghosts (2007),The Wild Duck (2009/2010) and John Gabriel Borkman (2011).

Ida Müller also is an actress in the Vinge/Müller productions.

Ida Müller has a diploma in stage design from Berlin. She has shown her work in Oslo and Berlin, plus worked as an assistant at theatre and opera venues in Wiesbaden, Dresden, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Berlin, Oslo and Hamburg.

Ida Müller was nominated for The Hedda Award 2007 in the best visual design category for her stage design and costumes for A Doll's House by Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller.


(Objekt ID 2867)
Object type Person
Functions Stage designer, Costume, Actor
Nationality German
Gender Female

Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller won The Norwegian Critics' Award (theatre) 2007/2008 for their Ghosts.

In the speeches held by Elin Høyland and Therese Bjørneboe at the awards ceremony the following, among other things, was said:

Høyland:"It is a joy to see this year's award go to Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller for Ghosts. It is a joy that this production not just confirms that the A Doll's House revolution was far more than a lucky moment, but also that here we are witnessing an artistic integrity and a distinct aesthetic character, both of which are rare goods - in particular within the Norwegian theatre scene."

Bjørneboe:"Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller's Ibsen productions have been declared as off-off-off The Ibsen Festival productions. One may interpret this however one likes. I am not so sure that the Norwegian theatre institutions find their performance expression so strange - any longer. But on the other hand I would like to underline that Vinge and Müller have a lot to add to the field of so-called independent or alternative performing arts in Norway. Among other things because they contribute to increased interest for staging the classics, and working with text."

Read the speeches in full at the webpage of Norwegian Critics' Association (link in Norwegian only).

Panini-BoysRoom, produced by Vinge/Müller in collaboration with Bergen International Festival in 2018, was nominated for The Hedda Award 2018 in the production of the year category. In addition, Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller were nominated in the best stage design/costume design category.


The Hedda Award

Interview with Vegard Vinge in the journal Norsk Shakespeare- og  teatertidsskrift: Kari Saanum: Intervju med Vegard Vinge,, 19.10.2010,

Norwegian Critics' Association,, 29.09.2011,

The Hedda Award,, 18.06.2018,

Affiliations (1)
Involved in productions (10)
Title Premiere Role
Hedda Gabler (The Norwegian TheatreVegard Vinge/Ida Müller) June 14, 2022 Performer, Concept/Idea
Fotballspelet (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) September 11, 2020 Concept/Idea, Stage design, Costume
Panini-BoysRoom (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 28, 2018 Stage design, Concept/Idea
Panini-BoysRoom (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 25, 2018 Concept/Idea, Stage design, Actor
12-Spartenhaus (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 4, 2013 Actor, Stage design
John Gabriel Borkman (Vegard Vinge/Ida MüllerTrond Reinholdtsen) October 27, 2011 Direction, Stage design, Actor
The Wild Duck - Part 2 (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 22, 2010 Stage design, Actor (Gregers Werle), Costume, Direction
The Wild Duck (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) May 30, 2008 Stage design, Concept/Idea, Actor
Ghosts (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) September 15, 2007 Stage design, Costume, Actor (Oswald Alving)
A Doll's House (Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller) August 18, 2006 Stage design, Actor, Adapted by