Normann Copenhagen is a lifestyle, a mindset and an inspirational place. It challenges traditional project rules. Traditional materials are used in unconventional ways - for instance in an Icelandic stone hook, in a silicon vase or a in a plastic dog. Born at the end of the last century thanks to the partnership in Copenhagen between Poul Madsen and Jan Andersen, it developed a new way of understanding the design. Later on the first accessories were produced until the creation of the first furniture.
Their style is based mainly on the originality of the shapes and on the use of particular materials that make their products unique like the use of the stone as integral and functional part of their products. Very soon the studio became an attraction center not only for those who loves home furnishing design but also for those who constantly followed fashion, integrated and incentivized by the Normann Copenhaggen creations, so much that the new studio represents a reference point for worldwide fashion.
Since that moment on the brand is still increasing its success and nowadays it is present in many countries in the world with its stores, receiving prizes for the quality and the originality of its collections. Normann Copenhagen not only started collaboration with other designers, but also keeps an open a communication channel with everyone who want to bring to their attention new projects and new creations.
Simon Karkov is an architect that was born in 1932 and graduated at the Danish architecture academy that collaborated with many studios in Denmark during the sixties, before starting collaboration with the city government. The collaborations with the municipality of Frederiksberg for the realization of a hospital and the Gymnasium have been especially important. Nowadays he lives in Turkey and continues his design work in several projects that involve also the design of furnishing objects and accessories. Very characteristic are the production of lamps and chandelier like the Norm 69 manufactured in 1969, but rediscovered, appreciated and manufactured only in 2000.
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