Founded in 2008, Norm Architects are predominately known for their work in industrial design, interiors and architecture. The essence of their approach is found in balance – between richness and restraint or order and complexity. Across their work, a thoughtful minimalism leans towards softness and assumes sensory qualities while maintaining a focus on quality, details and durability.
The Norm Architects studio is situated in one of the oldest streets of Copenhagen and this context of traditional Scandinavian design is ever-present in their spread of work. A key concept of this is lagom, where elements are balanced to find the best (not perfect) solution.
Enjoy the images below of recent projects from Norm Architects – our nod to their pursuit of finding the balance.
Brimming with elevated architectural references, the Reprise Chair with Hide Seat is an effortlessly graceful seating solution with a refined, subtle presence. Launched in 2020, the chair is a collaborative effort between L. Ercolani and Norm Architects.
Drawing on L. Ercolani’s extensive legacy as craftsmen and purveyors of fine design — the Reprise Chair with Hide Seat features Lucian Ercolani’s traditional woodturning and steam-bending techniques. With roots dating back to 1944, the chair’s seamless silhouette is achieved by steam-bending a single piece of timber to create a sinuous, uninterpreted line that stretches all the way around the backrest.
The Scandinavian interpretation has always been to add a little thing to make a design more human or inspired by nature.