As a celebration of its 20th anniversary, Normann Copenhagen exhibited ca couple of classics along with some novelties at the venue of Superstudio Più. Today we’re showing you a couple of novelties that they had during the main event.
This special showcase which featured many classics and bestsellers such as the front-padded lounge chair ‘Pad’, the ‘Silo’ pouffes and even the ‘Studio’ chair, was decorated with bespoke floral arrangements created by art and flower studio Tableau Cph. Probably the main highlight was the Normann x Brask Art Collection which premiered for the first time.
The Normann x Brask Art Collection is the result of a collaboration between Normann Copenhagen, art curator Jens-Peter Brask and ten international artists who have worked alongside the brand to convey their artistic practice. Below are a couple of products shown for the first time during Milan Design Week.
Anton Munar’s artistic manner attains a tactile dimension in his rug for the Normann x Brask Art Collection. He achieved this rug by transforming the innate qualities of pencil drawing and
watercolour into the design of an expressive weave.
Collins’ table features an irregular angular frame of solid oak, while its legs galore, in the word of Normann Copenhagen, “give the impression of a creature about to wander off”. It’s made of the same materials as his ’tinted monochromes’ series, only this time it was reconfigured into a functional piece of furniture.
These three mirrors consist of a fusion of loud minimalist expressions and electric colours. The pieces by Greg Bogin embrace the same bubbly mode of expression, while at the same time being unique in shape, size and colour, with playful silhouettes brim with happiness.
What we see here are two delicate pieces of glassware: a carafe and a glass: both have an inscription that reads ‘kep it insade, tring not to brick’. With this work, Gudrun Hasle takes this chance to expose and play on her diagnosed dyslexia.
On this platter a sheep’s head rests on a platter, eyes narrowed, its tongue hanging limply over the edge. It’s an imposing work of ceramic appearing with both violence and sentiment, while at the same time passing off as a reference to the ancient Incas, who decorated their ceramics with animal figurines.
Roma Manikhin created these three products as a response to a world that is “too serious and short humour”. In the cards, there is a burlesque circus of 54 seductive acts, while the candlestick, while the two candlesticks draw heavy inspiration from the styles of 20th century Italian design.
The three vases by Vincent Dermody are variants of his distinguished ‘Memory Jug’, made from the same technique of sculptural collage as his ‘Memory Jug’ series. This group of vases also creates a surreal scrapbook of his dreams and anxieties.