A playful and modern take on classic Danish design staples
Normann Copenhagen is a classic Danish design brand that collaborates with designers to bring playful and modern takes on classic Scandinavian design staples.
While we’ve previously taken a deep dive into Normann Copenhagen’s design story, today we’re focusing on their playful, modern, and practical side tables and stools.
Normann Copenhagen Stock Table
Designed by MSDS Studio for Normann Copenhagen, the Stock Table is a very architectural little side table using the most elementary steel stock parts as their starting point––hence the name. The design presents metal in a raw and deconstructed way while retaining a delicate, rigid quality.
The table’s unconventional leg arrangement emphasizes the material’s strength and produces an interesting composition of elements. The aesthetic negative spaces – the airy open area under the tabletop and the triangle between the angled legs – come from disregarding the traditional arrangement of table legs, creating a new form of symmetry.
The Stock Table appears as a small, strict piece of sculpture, which also serves as a practical, stable side table. The table comes in four colors, each supplementing its unique character in a different way: a warm, rounded claret and a calm steel blue, as well as classic black and white.
Normann Copenhagen Stay Table
Different kinds of decor require different types of tables, which is why Normann Copenhagen introduced the Small and Large Stay Table. These multifunctional tables are easy to use in your home in numerous different ways. The leaves, stones and plants of nature itself inspired the shape of the Stay Table. The round and soft shapes of the table are a fine contrast to the flat and hard steel, giving it both an organic and industrial look. The practical, built-in shelf is perfect for storing magazines, books, design objects or toys. Use it as a coffee table, bedside table or as a little sideboard in the office.
Normann Copenhagen Bit Stool
The Bit Stool has countless possibilities for your home. This aesthetically pleasing, versatile stool can be used as a pedestal for a floral arrangement, a side table for a lamp, or as impromptu seating for that unexpected dinner guest. Inspired by clear-cut shapes such as monoliths and columns, designer Simon Legald’s take on the stool is both bold and multifunctional.
The Bit Stool's straightforward, utilitarian look is contrasted by the pixelated surface made up of ‘bits’ of 100% recycled household and industrial plastic. The plastic fragments are heated to a very high melting point that allows you to reuse and reheat it without altering its properties, resulting in a stool that has a distinctive thickness and composition. This makes every single Bit Stool a bit unique!
With four captivating color combinations, there’s a Bit Stool for everyone. Go for black and white to keep it subtle, or multicolored or mottle gray for a stand-out look. With its playful shape and fascinating array of hues, the Bit Stool will bring a sense of personality to any setting.
Normann Copenhagen Block Table
The Block Table is ready to roll wherever you need it.
This best-selling and versatile mobile side table is on its way to being considered a modern design classic. The Block Table has a functional and charming design that can work anywhere in your home. Move it around with the handles, designed to be a natural extension of the table legs. The rounded shape, contrasting materials, and perfect combination of craft and industry gives a unique expression within designer Simon Legald’s signature style. Use it as a side table or serving trolley, switching up the look whenever you want!
Normann Copenhagen Block Shelf
Simon Legald’s design is somehow both discreet yet spacious, making it suitable for just about any space within the home, from hallways and dining rooms to bathrooms and bedrooms. Consisting of three spacious tray shelves held up by a light yet solid wooden frame, you can place the Block Shelf against a wall, alongside another Block Shelf, or as a free-standing piece of furniture.
Normann Copenhagen Tablo Table
“For me, it is paramount that function, materials and aesthetics all come together, says Small Tablo Table designer Nicholai Wiig Hansen. “The design needs to both be useful and solve a basic need - without compromising the visual expression. Being easy to assemble is therefore part of Tablo's function.”
Hansen’s Small Tablo Table unites function and aesthetics in one simple piece. The name Tablo refers to the English 'table' and the French 'tableau', the latter meaning a scenic yet organized arrangement. Tablo is quick and easy to assemble––no screws are needed.
Normann Copenhagen Pine Table
“In furniture design Pine has been a forgotten wood variety for quite some time. That is a pity, because pine is certainly not without its qualities,” says Simon Legald about his Small Pine Table for Normann Copenhagen. “For me, the wood’s fiery growth rings and characteristic aroma represent Nordic soul and warmth. Not least, it makes a lot of sense to use a material that can be found locally in large quantities.”
With its voluminous octangular foot, Pine can lend prominence and vigour to any room. Its weighty body is gently opposed by the tabletop’s narrow, rounded edge frame, adding a visual lightness to the solid wooden design. The wood is presented in its natural form, or with a coloured wood stain, which allows the grain to show through. All versions are finished with a protective matte varnish.
Normann Copenhagen Turn Table
The Turn Table is one small table that reaches new heights. The brilliant Simon Legald is behind the design that can be raised or lowered to fit your needs. The name Turn refers to the rotational movement used to adjust the height of its round tabletop, gently raising it up from its bell-shaped steel base.
Beyond acting as a visual ballast to the light tabletop, the distinctive base also serves as a stabilizing center of gravity and reflects the way in which Turn has been clearly designed around its function. Adjust the table to your surroundings and enjoy the lovely neutral color options: grey, black, and white.
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