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Bo Bedre honors Norwegian design

Normann Copenhagen designers nominated for prestigious Norwegian design award. 

It´s truly a great time of year when it comes to award nominations in the design industry. This time around, it is the Norwegian interior magazine Bo Bedre who are paying tribute the Norwegian design scene. Normann Copenhagen has the pleasure of working with a couple of the nominated Norwegian designers.

Accessory of the Year: Ekko throw blanket

Norwegian design duo Günzler.Polmar caught our eye back in 2013. Already one year later, we launched the Ekko throw blanket together.

Ekko has a light effervescent, graphic pattern of repetitive circles and cylinder shapes that overlap. The surprising and vibrant color combinations make up a design full of visual impact. The two young designers have utilized the traditional weaving technique of jacquard weaving creating an inverted pattern on the back. This makes the throw blanket just as beautiful to look at from the front as from the back.

6024_Ekko_Throw_Blanket_All_4 500 pxThe Ekko throw blanket is made of 100% New Zealand wool and is available in four indulging color combinations; rasberry/mint, navy/rose, yellow/dusty blue and smoke/grey

Günzler.Polmar´s playfulness and creativity behind the design of Ekko throw blanket is one of the reasons why they have been nominated in the category: Accessory of the Year, at the Bo Bedre’s design award.

“The award for this years accessories goes to a product that adds “that extra touch” to the interior and in itself has that little extra in regards to quality and expression.”

Best of luck to the talented Günzler.Polmar from Normann Copenhagen!

GünzlerPolmar_portrett_2014_1_mva 500 px black whiteGünzler.Polmar joined the Normann Copenhagen collection in 2014 with their beautiful Ekko throw blanket 

Newcomer of the year: Everything Elevated 

The two young designers from Everything Elevated is nominated in the category: Best Newcomer of the Year. It was also in 2014 that Normann Copenhagen began the collaboration with the two designers, as we fell in love with their little wooden figure; the Swan.
Everything_Elevated_L_KYRRE_KRISTOFFERSEN 500 pxEverything Elevated wishes to be anonymous, hence the black/white portrait. The design studio is based in New York. 

About the nominations for this category, Bo Bedre says that “The award is given to a young talent who has attracted attention and has been able to break out of the crowd with his/hers design over the last year, and a designer that we believe in for the future.”

1001_Swan_Oak&Black_1 500 pxSwan is a wooden decorative object. Swan was lanuched in fall 2014 and in its short life it already won the prestigious IF Design Award 2015 earlier this year. 

The best of luck to Everything Elevated from us too!

The awards will be handed out at an award show held on 26th August 2015 in Oslo. We will keep you posted!

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/

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Time to Design 2014 is open for submissions

The prestigious international design competition Time to Design – new talent award is now open for new applicants for this year’s award. The award is aimed at young up-and-coming design talents that need a platform to kick-start their career. Normann Copenhagen is proud to be a partner of Time to Design for the 7th year in a row.

Kick-start your design career and Apply now

By winning Time to Design you get:

Kick-start your design career – apply now

Time to Design – new talent award is your ticket to get the proper guidance, exposure and to create the career you wish for in the design industry. So if you have a project that you believe in, apply now!  The award is open for all nationalities  – you just have to be new in business.

The winner of 2011, Milia SeyppelPetit Fréres by Milia Seyppel, winner 2011

The winner of 2012, Cathrine AitkenFade by Cathrine Aitken, winner of 2012

The Winner of 2013, Sanghyeok LeeUseful Living by Sanghyeok Lee, winner of 2013

Application deadline is June 5th,2014 if you want to be in the running to win Time to Design – new talent award 2014

Send in your application right away. Click here to apply

Sign up for the Time to Design newsletter and follow the award on Facebook to stay updated.

Help us win!

US Interior Design Magazine is hosting the annual Best of the Year Design Award. From October 1-11, 2013, you can vote for your favorite products. Normann Copenhagen has products in two different categories:

If you are an interior designer or an architect you can help us become a finalist for the Best of the Year Product Design 2013 Award. Vote for Block Table and Vote for Flip Mirror.

Take a closer look at the Normann Copenhagen entries below.

A Versatile Piece of Furniture
Inspired by the well-known tray table, Danish designer, Simon Legald, has combined craftsmanship and industry in the design of Block – a mobile side table on wheels with a light and airy feel. The table is rectangular and is easy to move around using one of its four handles, which are a natural extension of the table’s legs.

The Block Table is available in six colors; light grey, dark grey, mint, coral, white and black.

The Block table is a versatile piece of furniture with a countless number of applications, e.g. as a side table, coffee table, tea trolley, serving trolley, bedside table, bar table, in the kitchen, office or in the child’s room. The feel changes depending on Block‘s surroundings and it is easy to add your own personal touch to the table through styling.

A Mirror with Multiple Functions
Javier Moreno Studio has designed a simple table mirror for Normann Copenhagen. It includes several functions and has a delightfully organic mode of expression. Flip can be turned up, down and rotated 360 degrees. The tray design of the base means that Flip is both a traditional mirror and an easy and simple storage utility for your bits and bobs.

The softness of the silhouette contrasts the glass and steel materials and gives the Flip a friendly and accommodating expression.

The Flip Mirror is inspired by the traditional dressing table where one can see how one looks in the mirror and at the same time keep all the small items that are nice to have close at hand before leaving the house. The base functions as a tray and is ideal for keeping items such as jewellery, make-up and keys on.

The Flip mirror is available in white, black and sand, making it easy fit for almost all styles. Place it on a chest of drawers in the hallway or use it as a makeup mirror in the bedroom.

In November, all the finalists will be posted online on Interior Design Magazine´s homepage.  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.

We’re crossing our fingers! – Thank you for voting.

Red Dot Award: Gala in Essen

On Monday the 1st of July, our CEO Poul Madsen went to Essen to attend the red dot gala in the Aalto-Theater.

This year, we won a total of three red dot awards, with our Geo Vacuum Flask winning coveted top prize, the “red dot: best of the best” award for its groundbreaking design. At the gala, all the winners of the “red dot: best of the best” award were honoured on stage.

Our award was presented to Poul by the iconic fashion designer Jimmy Choo (to the right).

The day started out at the red dot design museum where all the “best of the best” winners were presented with their award certificates.

Afterwards, Poul went around the museum and had a look at the exhibtion with all this year’s winning products. Along the way he snapped a couple of pictures of Geo on display as well as the designers’ wall.

Before the gala started, there was time to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the Aalto-Theater.

The theater was packed with people, and red dot had put together a spectacular program of music and dancing in between the award presentations.

The Geo designer, Nicholai Wiig Hansen, came by when Poul returned to the Office from Essen where we showed him the red dot award. Thogether with Nicholai, we had the chance to capture product, designer & award all together in this picture.

Want to exhibit your designs at Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2014?

Good news… A new sponsorship agreement between Time to Design – new talent award and Stockholm Furniture Fair means that the winner of Time to Design 2013 can exhibit his or her project at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014!
Previous  winners
Frederik Hardvendel, CEO at The Danish Art Workshops explains the new collaboration: ”Stockholm Furniture Fair has become one of the most important design fairs in the world. Time to Design is a Nordic initiative, and so Stockholm is the perfect place for this year’s winner to show the world the winning project. On behalf of the partners, I am very grateful that the good and industrious people at Stockholmsmässan reserve a prominent place at the fair for Time to Design”.

Winning project 2012: “Fade” By Catherine Aitken, photo: Malene Jorck Heide

Poul Madsen, CEO at Normann Copenhagen elaborates: ”Stockholm Furniture Fair is a fantastic forum for the winner of Time to Design to be part of. It gives the designer a huge visibility and will allow the winner to meet suppliers, manufacturers, and clients. This will elevate an already solid award to a new level.”

Winning project 2011: “Petites Fréres” by Millia  Seyppel, photo: Erika Svensson

Are you a designer in the beginning of your career and do you want to develop a project in a professional environment – and then exhibit it – apply before June 14 2013 via www.timetodesign.eu.

Winning project 2010: “Developing Time – Time Developing” by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, photo: Miriam Lehnart

The fair takes place February 4 – 8, 2014 and is the worlds largest meeting place for Scandinavia furniture design with exhibitors from 58 countries over the world and a total of 31,150 visitors in 2013.

Winning project 2009:  “Spaciale Series” by Lanzavecchia + Wai, photo: Davide Farabegoli

Since the beginning in 2008, Time to Design has been designed to be a unique platform, which can bring young designers further in a professional career.

Winning project 2008: “Saturated Porosity” by Anne Romme, Photo: Normann Copenhagen

Besides the opportunity to exhibit in Stockholm, the winner receives:

  • A three month residency at The Danish Art Workshops
  • 6700 Euro to cover material costs sponsored by TA, the Danish Association of Wood and Furniture Industries
  • Individual career coaching by OeO
  • A two week exhibition in the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store


Competition: We won – now so can you!


We are thrilled to announce that this year, we have won not one, not two but THREE red dot awards for our products!

This year, 1865 manufacturers, designers and architects from 54 countries competed for the prestigous and coverted design award. The “red dot” is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design.

For the first time ever, we have been honoured with the “red dot: best of the best” for our Geo Vacuum Flask designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen. This award is given for groundbreaking design and is the top prize in the “red dot award: product design”.

Our sculptural Shoehorn also won a “red dot award: product design 2013 “. The jury only gives this award to projects that set themselves apart significantly from comparable projects thanks to their excellent design.

And finally, the colorful silicone Tea Egg’s won a “red dot award: honourable mention 2013″ for its excellent detail solutions.

A big shout out and huge congratulations to the designers Nicholai Wiig Hansen, Nis Øllgaard and Made by Makers for designing such fantastic and innovative products!

And now for what you were waiting for… THE COMPETITION!

We’re over the moon and feel like sharing our joy with all of you. That’s why we decided to host a competition where one lucky winner gets the chance to win a red dot winning product package consisting of 1 Geo Vacuum Flask, 1 Shoehorn and 1 Tea Egg in the color of your choice.

How to enter: 

All you have to do is answer this question in a comment below:

- Which Normann Copenhagen product won a “red dot: product design 2012″ award?

Practical information: 

The competition runs until 12 am (CET) on Monday the 29th of April 2013.  We will draw a winner from all the correct answers and announce the lucky person on our blog.

Good luck to all of you!!!

Design award is now open for submissions

Six years ago, Normann Copenhagen helped create the Time to Design – new talent award. The award is design award aimed at young design talents in the beginning of their career, and we are happy to announce that this year’s competition is open for submissions from today – the 4th of April 2013!

Time to Design winner projects from the last five years.

The prize includes a three month residency at The Danish Art Workshops, 50.000 DKK sponsored by TA, the Danish Association of Wood and Furniture Industries to cover material costs, individual career coaching by OeO and a two week exhibition in the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store.

From last year’s exhibition opening at our Flagship Store.

Last year, it was the British designer Catherine Aitken who won the price with her project Fade. She exhibited colorful stools and a bench made of cotton cord, plywood and powder-coated steel. Catherine’s beautiful stools are now available online here.

Deadline for submissions is the 14th of June, 2013 at the Time to Design website. The winner will be announced at a press event at the end of August. The residency at the Danish Art Workshops starts from the 1st of September and runs until November 21st 2013 when the exihibition open at the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store.

Read more about the design award here.

Reminder: Time to design submit before 13 June

If you are a young talented designer remember to submit your design proposal before 13 June on www.timetodesign.eu

Do you want to know more about Time to design and what you win? Check it out here.

And the winner is…

The winner of the “Be creative and win” – 2009 is the fantastic picture “Cold” by Sena C.

The sick Familia cup made us want to curl up under our Plaid with a cup of hot Choclate, especially these days when Copenhagen is ice cold and covered in snow. This picture encourages for some “local warming” at home.

There can only be one ! But we fell in love with this picture of a dog digging in the Spine Rug, so we made up a new price “The Creative Ninja ‘Award” that goes to ; Hannah L for “Hiding”

See all the great submission on our Flickr account