During the last couple of years, Normann Copenhagen has evolved into not only being a design company with accessories, lamps and textiles, but also with a large range of furniture pieces. Something we are very proud of and happy about.
Here at the Normann Copenhagen HQ, we are very excited these days. You see, we are launching our new Form collection.
Since the initial idea, it has taken 3 years to develop the Form series. During the process, angles have been corrected, curves have been adjusted, colors have been tweaked and more than 20 prototypes with various angles and material thicknesses have been tested in order to find the right solutions and achieve the best comfort possible.
The end result is an uncompromising design, which blends craftsmanship with design history. The Form collection is a reinterpreted range of chairs and tables that combine a strong design idiom with comfortable curves and an innovative industrial.
Form is the story of a design company and a designer with a vision of creating the perfect chair. Form is a new interpretation of the classic shell chair made of molded plastic designed by the Danish designer Simon Legald.
The goal was to create a chair with a cohesive and unified look as well as a natural integration between seat and base.
The Form chairs combine a strong design idiom with comfortable curves and an innovative industrial production technique. It is a fresh and sophisticated design with both familiar and new expressions. At the same time, the series is a tribute to form itself.
The chair comes with or without armrests and as a barstool in two different heights. The Form Chair is mounted with a classic base with an exceptionally strong build available in lacquered steel or FSC certified American oak or walnut.
The shells are all created of the highest quality polypropylene, and have been molded using one single injection. That way you achieve an extremely strong construction with the finest and clearest surface possible.
Normann Copenhagen has developed an innovative and sleek mounting solution consisting of 4 molded plastic connectors, which fit perfectly to the bottom of the shell. This almost makes it appear as though the legs are growing out of the seat.
The Form series also contains a linoleum dining table in two different sizes, which is the perfect companion for the Form chairs.
A tribute to form itself
Simon Legald has been ambitious in his design of Form and in this has challenged the traditional type of construction seen in a chair. The name Form reflects the designer´s inspiration drawn from the design of chairs throughout history.
Simon Legald explains the concept:
”I had an idea of what the ideal chair should look like, and I have had this for many years. I wanted to unite the frame and the seat in a way I had never seen before. I have analyzed hundreds of chairs from different periods during the design process. To me, form is the essence of design. Form is what makes a product recognizable and sets the design apart from other products. Form is the first thing you see, you then experience the function. Form is also where a designer can put his personal stamp on a piece of furniture or a product.”
Over the next period, we will be digging much more into the design concept, the production and the inspiration behind the Form collection on the blog and our social media platforms, so make sure to stay tuned for our Form frenzy!