Yeah! Today the finalists of the Best of Year Design Award was announced online on Interior Design Magazine´s website. Our Flip Mirror designed by Javier Moreno Studio has made the cut, and is one of the four finalists in the category “Accessories”. Congratulations to Javier for his great design and a big thank you to everyone who voted for us.
The winners will be selected by Editor in Chief Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders, and will be announced live on December 5th, 2013 during a celebration in New York City.
At the end of September, the latest season of the Danish version of the popular series “America’s Next Top Model” premiered on Kanal 5. If you’ve been watching, perhaps you’ve already noticed several products from Normann Copenhagen in the top model apartment. Have a look at the girls’ stunning temporary residence here.
Two Norm 12 Lamps provide a subtle and soft surrounding light over the long dining table.
Our One Step Up Bookcases in the low version have been used in the kitchen as open storage for food, coffee, tableware and even an espresso machine.
And if you look closer, you can also spot our award-winning Geo Vacuum Flask in white with a nude top.
See air times and read more about the show and the models here.
The 1st of November (or Movember) marks the month-long event where men around the world grow mustaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer types. The goal is to change the face of men’s health. To honor the tradition we grow a virtual mustache on the blog today with a few “stache” products.
This year, Normann Copenhagen has made a Christmas Candle inspired by a traditional Danish Christmas. The candle is white with a graphic pattern of small, round snowflakes and numbers delicately falling down its side.
Adopt a Danish tradition; light up the Normann Copenhagen Christmas Candle every day and count down the days from the 1st of December until Christmas Eve. The candle has a burning time of 88 hours.
The German Design Award is known as “the award of design awards”. In order to be nominated for the German Design Award, it is a premise that a product has won a recognized International design award previously. In addition to this, the product has to be nominated by the German Design Council. The jury is made up of an expert panel containing 30 members voting in 10 categories.
The jury also has the possibility of bestowing a special distinction, a Special Mention, to products with extraordinary design qualities or innovative solutions. The Geo Vacuum Flask has achieved a Special Mention in the Home Interior category.
Receiving this particular distinction is seen as an extra International recognition, cementing both the designer and company’s status as exponents of design of the highest caliber.
Poul Madsen, CEO at Normann Copenhagen, was very excited to receive the award: ”We have used a great deal of resources in order to develop a vacuum flask that is sharp in its mode of expression, playful in its coloring and unique in its function all at the same time. Therefore, it is even more fantastic that the Geo Vacuum Flask has been recognized with a Special Mention award for its high design quality and innovative solutions.”
And the winner is….again….
Normann Copenhagen also received the prestigious red dot award: “Best of the best” for the Geo Vacuum Flask in the spring of 2013. The title “Best of the best” is the top prize in the “red dot award: product design 2013”. This award is given for a ground-breaking design and is reserved for the top products in each of the 19 categories.
The Geo Vacuum Flask is perfect for serving both coffee and hot tea, and the red one looks stunning together with other shades of red.
Short Designer Film
We also want to congratulate the designer Nicholai Wiig Hansen. He has an ability to create designs that are both interesting in their aesthetics and in use. Geo comes already assembled, but did you know that the lid can be screwed apart for easy cleaning?
A little while days ago, Nicholai Wiig Hansen stopped by our office in Copenhagen and we made a short film of him showing how Geo is assembled. Check out the video clip:
The Geo Vacuum Flask holds 1 liter and is available in purple, grey, black, white, red and turquoise.
Around this time each year, people around the world are gearing up for Halloween; carving pumpkins, baking cookies, decorating their homes with cobwebs, spiders and skeletons, arranging parties and finding scary costumes to greet trick-or-treaters in.
In Denmark, All Hollows Eve – the time of year dedicated to remembering the dead – was eliminated as a public holiday in a reform in 1770. Since then, the evening has not really been celebrated by the public. In recent years, the tradition has made a rapid comeback, though now in a form of a celebration that closer resembles the American Halloween (Source).
At Normann Copenhagen we love this time of year. Inspired by Halloween, we decided to go dark and black on the blog today. Happy Halloween!
We’ve been seeing a lot of nude nuances in both fashion and design for some time now, and we’re crazy about the color. We especially love giving the soft tones some edge with dark contrasts. This adds depth and makes the look a little less feminine. Here are five of our favorite ways to incorporate nude in the home.
4) With its thin edges and deep black outside, this classic bowl designed in 1953 complements most colors. Did you know that right now you have the chance to win a complete set of Krenit Bowl in our Newsletter competition? So hurry up and sign up here.
There’s good news if you’re on the lookout for a new square coffee table, because the popular Tablo series, designed by Danish designer Nicholai Wiig Hansen, is now being expanded with a square and rectangular version.
We wanted to add a whole new dimension to the series, so we figured: Why not modify the shape? The table’s simple, sophisticated expression remains the same, but the square and rectangular tables open up a number of new combination possibilities and furnishing options.
The essence of the Tablo Table is the interaction between two materials with very different expressions, which combined form a minimalistic and stylish design.
The name, Tablo, refers to the English ‘table’ and the French ‘tableau’, the latter meaning a scenic, organized arrangement. It is important for Nicholai Wiig Hansen that function, material and aesthetics work together in the best way possible.
The new square and rectangular versions look great on their own, in combination with each other, or put together with the round Tablo Tables for a contrasting look.
This month, the Czech design fair Designblok took place, and this year several Normann Copenhagen products were presented at the stand of one of our retailers.
The online concept store 4Pure exclusively exhibited selected foreign brands at the fair. and happily Normann Copenhagen was one of those brands.
The event was inspired by the Milan Design Week. Designblok started in 1999. That year, they only had fourteen exhibitors, but now it has grown to about 200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors working in the design industry.
We really like the simple way that 4Pure displayed the products at their stand, and were thrilled to see a group of our Norm 69 and Norm 12 Lamps as the centerpiece.