Two wonderful pieces from the new Normann Copenhagen collection
We love all the news around and best when it comes to some design products. Normann Copenhagen recently launched a new collection with a minimalist style and a clean finish. We bought two of our favourites here to show you this wonderful collection.
The META side table is one of our signature pieces and well suited to all communal living spaces and bedrooms. Consisting of a series of arranged, powder coated rectangular and circular shapes, META’s appearance changes from delicate and thin, to substantial and full depending on the viewing angle. Featuring multi-directional storage for your reading material and an even top for decorative accessories.
They are working with BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Baum und Pferdagarten, Afteroom, Studio David Thulstrup, Chris L. Halstrøm, Geckeler Michels, SHop Architects; and many more respected talents to come within the next year. Their mission is simple: to offer couches designed by some of the leading designers and architects in the world. You’ll notice none of their products looks alike, and that’s because no two humans really are alike.
Using Kvadrat fabrics and a high-design aesthetic, they make sure that the quality of each design lives up to its potential – and how do they get away with this at a reasonable price exactly? Well, a typical mark up in price is around five times the production cost. They? Just two times. You see, they have simply not added all the typical fat in retail – they have no stores etc., and if you call us you will probably reach Uffe, the co-founder and CEO.
Threepiece is a minimalist chair designed by Stockholm-based studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. The design of the Threepiece chair started as a self-generated project where we as designers worked tightly together with master carpenter and furniture developer Rasmus Palmgren. The designers chose to make an all wood chair because we consider it to be one of the most challenging types of furniture to design. The difficulty level was increased by aiming for a solution that needed no substructure, such as crossbeams or sidebars. The chair is made of three pieces: the seat, the backrest and the leg (all four are the same profile) and no other substructure.
The latter is the key – nearly all chairs have some sort of frame under the seat for structure, but in the Three Piece Chair the whole structural integrity comes from how the three pieces are joined. A bit like how in a monocoque car, the body is the chassi. The benefits being reduction of weight and material, yet increased rigidity. Plus the kind of beauty that comes from a simple construction principle. The key detail of the design is the use of interlocking slot joints developed for the chair’s assembly. As well as accentuating the joints themselves, their proximity and orientation results in a surprisingly strong, lightweight construction.
MENU is a Scandinavian design brand with a simple purpose, make the world more beautiful, less complicated, and a li le bit nicer to wake up to. And they do this so well, you can see it in all their new collection. Even better! Clean and contemporary with a minimalist aesthetic. See below all my favourites. Virtually the whole collection.