New to Cimmermann this Spring, Normann Copenhagen believe:
“In challenging conventional thinking and making the ordinary extraordinary through great design”.
In signature Scandinavian style, their aesthetic is minimalist and modern and their design mission is to improve the quality of life for the people who use it.
Helen and Matt say:
"We love this whole collection because its so beautifully made, the design is so cleverly made with quality materials. This is a collection that will last, in terms of the design and durability of the furniture."
The Normann Copenhagen Story
Established in 1999 by Jan Andersen and Poul Madsen, business partners who merged their glass importing and design company together, they have a shared desire to keep things simple, pure and clean, in the Nordic approach.
“Scandinavian design is everywhere. It’s everything about Scandinavian living and the way we do things.”
Here, we introduce some of the highlights from the collection:
Future Classic - Normann Copenhagen Form Chair and Form Armchair
Versatile, simple, timeless. That’s three words we’d use to sum up this outstanding collection of dining chairs. Designed by Simon Legald, the original concept was his graduation project at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2012 and was three years in the making, and has become one of Normann Copenhagen’s most popular designs.
As Simon explains: “I’ve developed a technique that allows the connections between the frame and seat to be a naturally integrated part of the design. The frame is secured by a single plastic mould, which makes it appear almost as if the frame is growing out of the shell. This gives the design flexibility and makes it possible to vary the frame in a great number of ways. Form Chair is a combination of traditional craftsmanship and design history. At the same time, it is entirely unique.”
Form Dining Table
Highly durable and made from hard wearing materials oak and linoleum, the Form Dining Table is great for busy homes and high-use commercial environments. The frames are made by craftspeople with the topping being hand-cut to size.
Normann Copenhagen Phantom Lamp
Also by Simon Legald, this is an iconic and stunning light inspired by the outlines of chandeliers but made to feel modern. It gives off an atmospheric glow, and is designed to mirror the way a silkworm forms its silky and soft cocoon that weaves around a steel skeleton.
The Tablo Coffee Table by Nicholai Wiig HansenDesigned by Danish Nicholai Wiig Hansen, raised in a childhood home of artists (his mother was an accomplished ceramic artist and potter and his father was the world-renowned painter and sculptor Svend Wiig Hansen), he established his design studio aged just twenty six.
The Tablo Coffee Table by Normann Copenhagen unites both function and aesthetics in a simple design. It’s quick and easy to assemble without screws, and the sharp table top contrasts with the rounded legs. The name tablo refers to both the English ‘table’ and French ‘tableau’.
Nicholai Wiig Hansen comments on his design: "For me, it is paramount that function, materials and aesthetics all come together. The design needs to both be useful and solve a basic need - without compromising the visual expression. Being easy to assemble is therefore part of Tablo's function".