Who is Normann Copenhagen?
Normann Copenhagen is a Danish design company with the mission to create original, bold and eye-catching products in a simple and contemporary design that withstands the test of time. Or in other words, to challenge conventional thinking and make the ordinary extraordinary through great and innovative design.
Where it all started
Poul Madsen and Jan Andersen teamed up to create Normann Copenhagen in 1999. Before this, they had each been running their own company for a couple of years. They kept running into each other at trade shows and quickly became aware that they didn’t just share a passion for design. They also had similar interests and values and they also shared the vision of bringing something new and unexpected into the world of design. A friendship sparked between the two and they decided to team up to create a joint business.
The duo opened up a small store in Copenhagen. Here they sold designer products from several different brands as well as their own homemade creations. Then in 2001, they met the Danish designer Simon Karkov through a mutual acquaintance. Simon Karkov showed them his Norm 69 Lamp, which had been lying in a loft since he designed it back in 1969. Poul and Jan loved the lamp so much that they decided to put it into production. This was the beginning of Normann Copenhagen as design producer.
The collection today
Since then, many more products have seen the light of day each carefully selected by Poul and Jan. Today, the collection consists of a wide and ever growing range of versatile furniture, sculptural lighting, stunning textiles and clever home accessories.
From the very beginning, Normann Copenhagen has collaborated with established designers as well as up-and-coming talents from around the world. They continue to do so today. The company has also recently started its own design studio with a young team of creative and highly skilled designers. They ..