Norm 69 Pendant Lamp
$110 – $315
Norm 69 has a backstory as layered as the 69 pieces that are easily assembled in this now-classic design (and without a drop of glue or any tools). Though originally conceived in 1969, it didn't see the light of night until 2001, when a friend of designer Simon Karkov introduced him to the team behind then start-up Normann Copenhagen, which launched with Norm 69 as its inaugural product.
Small: 16.5" h x 16.5" dia (42x42cm)
Large: 20" h x 20" dia (51x51cm)
X-Large: 23.75" h x 23.75" dia (60x60cm)
XX-Large: 30.75" h x 30.75" dia (78x78cm)
Norm 69 is a self-assembly lampshade (manual included)
Socket and cord are sold separately
Light source: Low-energy 9W bulbs are recommended
“When Jan and I look at new designs for Normann Copenhagen, we take a very intuitive approach to the products,” according to cofounder Poul Madsen. “A picture can say much more than words and if we are both struck by what we see, we are interested.” Jan Andersen and Poul Madsen teamed up to create the Normann Copenhagen with a vision to shake up the contemporary design field. Now known the world over, they collaborate with new names and established talents from their native Denmark as well as internationally.
The company puts a premium on challenging conventional thinking in collections of tabletop products, lighting and furniture—with bold design strokes, innovative materials and a deft enjoyment of color. “We like products that have an original idea and a simple design, although we do not tie ourselves to a particular line,” Poul adds. “For us, the important thing is that the projects we get involved in bring something new into the world of design.”