Normann Copenhagen X Nordicthink

From time to time we have the privilege of collaborating with cool design shops from around the world to present larger product spaces and popup shops. For the past month the trendsetting Barcelona store Nordicthink has dedicated a 35 m2 space to introduce Normann Copenhagen’s growing collection of furniture and accessories to the citizens of Barcelona.

Until now, Normann Copenhagen has mostly been know in Spain for smaller accessories and glassware, but the collection is much more today and we thought the time was right to make the brand and our multifaceted product range better known to the public. 

CEO and Co-founder of Normann Copenhagen Poul Madsen says: “We are happy to be able to show our Spanish customers more of what we are all about. We are seeing an increased interest in Scandinavian design on the Spanish market and we want to take the opportunity to let people know exactly who and what Normann Copenhagen is and stands for. We are thrilled that our new friends at Nordicthink are helping us do this.”

The space opened with talks by Normann Copenhagen Sales Manager Iben W. Andreasen and Normann Copenhagen’s Senior Designer Simon Legald, who presented the Normann Copenhagen brand to the attending guests.

Nordicthink’s Normann Copenhagen space shows a selection of our pieces styled in small inspirational environments. A mix of furniture pieces, lighting and accessories was chosen to show the versatility of the Normann Copenhagen brand.  The space is kept in a simple, Scandinavian color range of black, white and grey with soft green and blue hues.

A cozy Normann Copenhagen living room is built up around an Onkel Sofa. In front of it is a dining area with the Slice Table surrounded by various Normann Copenhagen chairs and accessories.

A group of Bell Lamps light up the Nyhavn Vases placed on the table.

Pieces from the Geo Series placed on a Slice Table

A Toj Clothes Rack and Kabino Sideboard with Flip Mirror, Brilliant Boxes and Nocto Candlestick. To the right: Colorful Krenit Bowls on a One Step Up Bookcase.

Photo credit: Caro Adrover

You can visit Nordicthink at the address:

Consell de Cent, 412
08009 Barcelona
Spain

 

Time To Design Exhibition Opening!

At Normann Copenhagen our hearts beat for great design and as partner in the international new talent award Time To Design we get to meet a lot of young up and coming designers who share our passion. These designers have grand ideas but are missing the funds to carry them out. The Time to Design award helps to get a talent started.

Back in August the winner of Time to Design 2014 was selected and this year the award went to the design duo Chudy and Grase. Chudy and Grase, alias Nils Chudy from Berlin and Jasmina Grase from Riga, impressed the judges with their project Viewpoint, a mirror that slides along a light panel gradually dissolving the reflection of the viewer.

Aside from the title, the winner is awarded a three months residency at the Danish Art Workshops to develop the winning project. But as Chudy and Grase already had an almost finished product in their hands, the judges asked the duo to also use their residency to work on something new.

Now their three months at The Danish Art Workshops have almost come to an end and from November 27 until December 11 they will exhibit their work at the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store.

Viewpoint/Light lab

The exhibition will consist of three parts demonstrating different interactions with light and materials. Chudy and Grase will present the “Viewpoint” light panel that allows the viewer to control the reflection of the mirror.

They will also reveal what they have been experimenting with for the past three months. The new lamp collection “Strike” uses different materials to reduce light to its core qualities. Visitors can test these materials in the “Light Lab”, allowing them to understand and experience their properties.

Join us for the opening

Come join us for a pleasant and interesting afternoon at the store. Have a drink and a snack while you chat with the winners and explore the exhibition.

We hope to see you there!

November 27th at 15.00-17.00

Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store
Østerbrogade 70
2100 Copenhagen

Join the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/363478370443557/

For more information visit:
www.chudyandgrase.com
www.timetodesign.eu

 

A Fashionable Christmas

Every year around the beginning of November the staff in our Flagship Store get together and decorate the store for Christmas – each year with a new theme. This year, the theme is a merry fashionable Christmas where chic black and white are combined with elegant gold and silver.

The walls are decorated with clean, graphic black lines and boxes perfectly in line with the design of this year’s Normann Copenhagen Christmas Candle. The inspiration for the candle comes from the elegant haute couture of Paris and this inspiration run throught the Christmas exhibition.

In the center of the store you will find clean grey podiums filled with graphic and glittering Christmas decorations and ornaments.

On the shelves placed along one of the long walls in the corridor you can get lots of black and white gift inspiration for each member of your family.

The Normann Copenhagen Christmas Candle 2014

The Normann Copenhagen Pocket Organizers are used to presents an Advent calendar in a cool, modern way.

Visit us and get a jump on your Christmas shopping.

And remember… On Saturday the 22nd of November you can take part in our Chocolate & Liquorice event and get to taste some truly delicious treats. Find out more about the event and join it here.

Chocolate & Licorice

Many wonderful things are happening at our Flagship Store this time of year. The Christmas decorations are up and we are officially ready for the countdown to Christmas. On November 22nd, we will kick-start the Christmas spirit with an event for everyone with a hankering for chocolate.

We have teamed up with chocolate connoisseur Maja Ambeck Vase (a.k.a. Maja Chocolat) and the licorice lovers from Lakrids by Johan Bülow to create something special for this Saturday afternoon get-together. In cooperation with Lakrids, Maja has developed three delicious kinds of filled chocolates, which she will hand out at the event.

Maja Ambeck Vase runs one of Denmark’s most popular chocolate and dessert blogs. She is self-employed and works as a food columnist, recipe developer, food photographer and cookbook author. Just recently, Maja launched a cookbook together with another Danish dessert blogger, Anne au Chocolat. A book that, of course, is all about the joys of chocolate.

Lakrids by Johan Bülow makes gourmet licorice of natural ingredients only.  The high quality, interesting flavors and cool packaging have made Lakrids by Johan Bülow an instant success. Johan Bülow’s licorice shop at the Danish island Bornholm has quickly grown into an empire and today the licorice is sold in metropolitans such as London and New York.

Macaroons and truffles presented in Krenit Bowls

Macaroons served in Brilliant Boxes

Maja has used her keen sense of aesthetics to style the images that appear in this post. The almost graphic imagery show her mouth-watering chocolate and licorice creations beautifully served on Normann Copenhagen bowls and dishes in a minimalistic set-up.

White chocolate covered Christmas trees surround a Geo Jar

Truffles on a coral Krenit Dish

Macaroons complement a Brilliant Box

If this post made you feel a tickle on your tongue, you should stop by the store and please your taste buds with the perfectly balanced symphonies of chocolate and licorice. This is also a great opportunity to find inspiration for your own Christmas confections. It will be possible to purchase Maja’s new book at the event.

Come join our chocolate adventure and remember to bring your family and friends!

When & Where?
November 22nd, 2014 from noon to 3pm

Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store
Østerbrogade 70
2100 Copenhagen

Join the event on Facebook here.

Blickfang 2014

Blickfang is an International design exhibition taking place in seven different European cities each year. Next weekend, it is time for the third edition of Blickfang Copenhagen and you can get your ticket at the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store.

Blickfang is not your typical fair. At Blickfang you can fall in love with a design and take it home with you immediately.  You buy it directly from the designer at the fair and maybe have a little chat about its making with the designer. A professional design jury decides who will qualify to exhibit at the fair and this year a total of 110 designers within fashion, furniture and jewelry will be showing their latest designs.

Blickfang Selected
Every year Blickfang chooses five prominent personalities from the design scene, who each get to select their favorite among the exhibiting furniture designers. The selected designers will present their work at a special area at the fair. Amongst the jury is Normann Copenhagen’s CEO and co-founder Poul Madsen. Remember to stop by the Blickfang Selected area to see which designer he picked.

A small preview of what you can experience at the fair:

Anna Badur

Studio Nomadka

Tim Vinke

 

Snapshots from Blickfang 2013:

At Blickfang you can find pieces you won’t see everywere else
The atmosphere is nice and relaxed
The designers are on the spot to talk about their work

Blickfang is a great place to get inspired, discover up-and-coming designers, and maybe add something new to your home or wardrobe. You might even get some Christmas shopping done!

Where and when?

Blickfang 2014
Øksnehallen
Halmtorvet 11
1700 Copenhagen

Opening hours
Saturday 15th November, 10am – 7pm
Sunday 16th November, 10am – 7pm

One-day ticket prices 
The tickets are 95 DDK and 65 DDK for students. One-day tickets can be bought at the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store, Østerbrogade 70, 2100 Copenhagen.

For more information visit: www.blickfang.com

 

Ducky goes to Israel

The Ducks have been set free and they are out showing off! Our wooden figure Ducky is making an appearance at the Fresh Paint Fair, which is Israel’s largest, most influential annual art event. The 7th edition of the Fresh Paint contemporary art fair is taking place right now. The fair is open from the 4th to the 8th of November.

The nation’s top galleries as well as promising emerging galleries will present at the fair, and the special Greenhouse area will showcase the works of select, independent Israeli artists and designers. A small flock of parading Normann Copenhagen ducks can be seen at Dor Carmon Studio’s cool stand at the fair.

Photo by Daniel Lailah

Photo by Daniel Lailah

Dor Carmon is the designer behind Ducky. He is born in Israel and educated at the Holon Institute of Technology. Dor Carmon has the ability to define precise shape and proportions and create unique designs that really excite the user. He specializes in furniture and lifestyle products.

Ducky started out as a one of a kind piece made as a special gift for his daugther, but he quickly saw the potentiel in the design and refined the lines and proportions until he had the final product in his hands. The result is a decorative and humorous figure which looks great in many different settings.

If you happen to be in Tel Aviv this week you should check out the fair. For more information visit www.freshpaint.co.il/en

 

Free Tasties this Saturday

Come visit us this Saturday and sink your teeth into a juicy sausage, when Gourmandiet roll in their hot dog stand at our Flagship Store. Try their tasty hotdogs with ramson sausages and homemade accompaniments served from their rare 1954 Copenhagen stand. There will be lots of free samples of sausages and snacks, and you can buy a hotdog for a favorable price of DKK 25,- (normal price DKK 45,-).

The scene is set for an enjoyable afternoon and we hope you will join us!

When:
Saturday November 8, from noon to 4pm

Where:
Normann Copenhagen
Østerbrogade 70
2100 Copenhagen Ø

Disney & Wood Wood

The Normann Copenhagen favorite, contemporary fashion & lifestyle brand Wood Wood, is out with an exciting new collaboration. Wood Wood has joined forces with no less than the mother ship of cartoons, Disney, and the result is a playful and sophisticated collection. The collection will launch on Monday the 3th of November and selected styles will be available at the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store.

The Copenhagen based company is known for their high end fashion with distinct street wear references. The Wood Wood & Disney capsule collection is carried out in a combination of smart and sporty typical for the Wood Wood brand.

In Wood Wood’s interpretation the iconic Mickey Mouse is distorted and doubled and paired with classic Wood Wood silhouettes. The range of colors is kept simple with white, black and navy as the main players. Styles include t-shirts, embossed sweatshirts, printed shirts and co-ord skirt sets as well as a small selection of accessories.

 

Come visit us and take a look at Østerbrogade 70. For more information and imagery go to: www.woodwood.dk

Candle light

Winter draws near and in the North we find great joy in filling our homes with candles during the long and dark winter months. A tradition that seems to surprise the southern nations where candles mostly serve practical purposes. On a visit to Finland the Spanish design duo Ramírez i Carrillo became fascinated by the Northern people’s use of candles, and was thus inspired to design a candle holder that captured both South and North.

The result is Floe, a simple and classic tea light holder with references to both Spanish and Scandinavian design traditions.

Design

Made of colored glass, Floe will light up a room in more than one way. The colors are fresh and attractive and the glass smooth and shiny. Glass and light is a wondrous combination, as the glass reflects the flame and creates a beautiful play with light.

Floe has a robust expression. The chunky shape is almost naïve but the proportions are carefully balanced and the transparency of the glass adds lightness. Inspired by antique oil lamps, the  holder is also equipped with a practical handle.

Feel

Floe will see you through the winter and keep your spirit up. A candlelit room has a very special ambience. You instantly get the urge to cuddle up in a blanket with some hot tea or a glass of wine and enjoy the beautiful sight of lights burning bright. In the winter, candles are an essential part of the unique Danish term ‘hygge’, which can be translated into cozy and describes a warm and pleasant atmosphere usually created in the company of friends or family.

The Floe Tea Light Holder comes in a selection of intriguing colors, which can be combined in a multitude of ways. Floe is a brand new product and will hit stores later this year.

 

Setting up in Quatuor

Our Belgian retailer Quatuor has a big, charming store in Uccle where we have just been on a visit to create a Normann Copenhagen environment. Check our a couple of snapshots from the new space.

The Quatuor shop front

Rows and rows of the iconic Krenit Bowls

An overview of the product space

The process of arranging a product space is always fun and the Quatuor store’s pleasant rustic atmosphere with exposed beams and brick walls creates a nice setting for our products.

You can see more pictures from the Quatuor store, if you read our blog post from the store’s opening party back in June.

This store has a lot to offer, so stop by if you are in the area! www.quatuor.be