Best Scandinavian Design Brands: Normann Copenhagen

Founded in 1999 by Poul Madsen and Jan Andersen, Normann Copenhagen is a Danish design and lifestyle company with the mission to create original and innovative products in a simple and contemporary design that withstands the test of time. Normann Copenhagen wants to change the conventional mindset by challenging conventional thinking and make the ordinary extraordinary through great design. 

Normann Copenhagen Norm 69 Lamp Shade - XL
Normann Copenhagen 69 Lamp

The brand first opened a little store in Copenhagen where they sold a mix of their own products and others. It wasn’t until 2002 when they released their most iconic product to date (Norm 69 lamp), designed by Simon Kakov, which propelled them to become a leader in modern Danish design. Since then, the design house has launched a wide range of products and collaborations with emerging designers. These include Simon Legald, Nicholai Wiig Hansen and Jonas Wagell. Normann Copenhagen even has their own design studio with creative designers working towards creating tomorrow’s design classics.

The brand encompasses a wide and continuously growing collection of furniture, lighting, textiles and home accessories. Normann Copenhagen celebrate minimalistic and simple design with clean lines, demonstrating Scandinavian design principles in all of their products. Their designs are functional yet each contain a unique personality. This is visible in their Salt and Pepper mills and Dustpan and Brush set.

Normann Copenhagen Tivoli Merry Bowl
Normann Copenhagen Tivoli Merry Bowl

Normann Copenhagen breathe life in products with block colours and sometimes even mix these to really give a product personality (such as the Watch me Wall Clock). Colours, worldwide trends, each designer and even fashion trends will often determine and steer each collection. This evident in the colourful Tivoli Bowls and Candle Holders which are influenced by the theme park, Tivoli Gardens, in Copenhagen.

Normann Copenhagen Tivoli Pirouette Four Candle Holder
Normann Copenhagen Tivoli Pirouette Candle Holder 

Their products are now sold in more than 80 countries throughout the world and have collected more than 80 design awards along the way. Its a classic brand that continues to evolve, so if you want Danish design that stands out, their products are worth the investment. We’re constantly adding more of their products every day so be sure to search our store here for more of their designs.