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Can you spot a Normann Copenhagen – Top Model?

The picture below is from the principals office in the Italian TV show - Next Top Model. Every week the most beautiful Italian girls will compete to become – the next top model of Italy. We were asked to help decorate the set with a few of our products.

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But product placement isn’t always easy. Can you spot our product in the four pictures?  Mail the right answers to blog(at)normann-copenhagen(dot)com and we will draw a winner of a Norm 69 lamp among the right answers.

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Continue reading ‘Can you spot a Normann Copenhagen – Top Model?’

Kiitos Suomi

The Washing-up bowl is now part of the permanent exhibition at Design Museum Finland.washing-up-bowl-pink-rubber-champagne

Our Washing-up bowl is now part of the permanent exhibition at Design Museum Finland
Our Washing-up bowl is specially chosen for the recognized “Habitare fair” in Helsinki. Furthermore, the Washing-up bowl becomes a permanent part of the recognized Design Museum Finland. The Washing-up bowl is one out of 31 design products chosen by a International. The chosen products represent the best and most innovative products designed from 2000 – 2008, including Apple’s Ipod by Jonathan Ive and Kartell’s Eros Chair by Phillipe Starck, and our Washing-up bowl designed by Ole Jensen… feels pretty nice to be in such a great selection.

Our Washing-up bowl is now part of the permanent exhibition at Design Museum Finland

Our Washing-up bowl is specially chosen for the recognized “Habitare fair” in Helsinki. Furthermore, the Washing-up bowl becomes a permanent part of the recognized Design Museum Finland.

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The Washing-up bowl is one out of 31 design products chosen by a International. The chosen products represent the best and most innovative products designed from 2000 – 2008, including Apple’s Ipod by Jonathan Ive and Kartell’s Eros Chair by Phillipe Starck, and our Washing-up bowl designed by Ole Jensen… feels pretty nice to be in such a awesome selection.

By the way Kiitos Suomi means “Thank you Finland” in Finnish… now you know.

We love colours!!!

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This time of year is one of our favourite times. Each day new cool design products arrive and yet again the Flagship Store is turned into a Mecca of cool design. Check out these cool colourful displays made by Kristine.

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See more below. Continue reading ‘We love colours!!!’

Evolution of the Washing-up bowl!

You may have seen our Washing-up bowl, but do you also know the story behind the product?

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One day back in 2002 Ole Jensen was doing the dishes in his kitchen sink. He noticed the sharp and hard surface of the sink and he suddenly hesitated putting his fragile china and fine glasses into the sink. This hesitation turns into an irritation and out of this irritation the idea of a flexible washing up bowl that shapes according to its content is born.

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In early production days the washing-up bowl was glued together from several pieces. This was not only a slow production method but also resulted in a less sturdy product.

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Ole Jensen explains: ”In the beginning the washing up bowls were black and red with an unmistakeable reference to rubber as we know it – car tires, bicycle tubes, gaskets etc. The washing up bowls then came in bright yellow and pure green and suddenly they were no longer just for the washing up but also a useful object for many other things around the house. Inside and outside – everyday and on holiday.”

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Last summer Ole Jensen made a King size version that will hold a man (the-one-of-a-kind prototype costs 10.000 euro).

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A few facts about the washing-up bowl:
Made out of rubber. 28 x 28 x 14 cm. Very popular on boats since it folds.
Approved by FDA for food… used as a wine cooler at MoMA in New York.
Colours: Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, Red, Black and Brown.
Black is the most popular across markets.
Awarded Design Plus in 2002.

More info on our homepage

Do you love what you do?

Last Friday the Normann Copenhagen sales team visited Ole Jensen in his workshop. It was a great chance to get a peek into what new projects Ole is working on. However what was even more interesting was how Ole described his work – from the first idea to the final product. Ole truly loves what he does and if you doubt us, just take a look at the pictures below…true passion

Meet Ole in his workshop (video)
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Chocolate Brown

Chocolate Brown
Ole Jensen’s popular washing-up bowl is now available in a warm Chocolate Brown colour, which gives a bit of a kick to life’s daily boring routines. Expect to find it in selected design stores by the end of this month.

And the winner is…
Congratulations to Jonas Juhler Hansen who guessed the right colour in our quiz. A brown washing-up bowl is on its way to you.

 

 

New Color – Guess it. Win it

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UPDATE: The competition ran in 2008 and the winner was… Brown
We are introducing a new colour of Ole Jensen’s award winning Washing-Up Bowl & Brush. But what colour will it be? Write your suggestion in the comment field. Among the right answers we will draw a winner who – of course - wins a Washing-Up Bowl & Brush in the new colour. Deadline May 15.

King size Washing-up bowl

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Ole Jensen the designer of our Washing-up bowl has created this cool looking King size version/bathtub for the MINDCRAFT exhibition (displayed at Zona Tortona, Milan, from 16 – 21 April 2008). Picture borrowed from the magazine Living Design.

Spotted at MoMA New York

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Nice to see how the MoMA cafe´2 uses our washing-up bowl as a cooler, and the Rocking glass for serving their desserts.
By Louise