Danish artist Anton Munar’s vivid imagination finds a tactile dimension in his rug for Normann Copenhagen's product collaboration with art curator Jens-Peter Brask. The swift nature of Munar’s brushstrokes is reflected in the meticulous weaving process, where the yarn is changed every so often to mirror the varied shadings of the watercolor abstraction. With the medieval period as a reoccurring theme, a mythological universe comes to life in the intensely colored 100% rug grounded on cotton warp.
118" l x 78.7" w (300x200cm)
100% wool on cotton warp
“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.”