Take a look at the Ace Lounge Chair from Normann Copenhagen and get a glimpse of furniture of the future. Danish designer Hans Hornemann's elegant modernist seating comes as a flat-pack for in-home assembly—a stunning innovation, without stinting on quality. And it takes just minutes to assemble, as the back and seat screw together and the legs slot into pre-determined holes. Particularly comfortable as well, owing to Ace's "springy" foam padding and rounded contours. An attractively muted palette of color choices in a choice of refined textiles or leather upholstery complete the picture. "I wanted to change the flat-pack concept and give it another meaning," says Hans. Indeed.
- 31.5" h x 22" w x 27.5" d (80x22x70cm)
- Seat height: 16.25" (41cm)
Plywood, PU foam, textile or leather, stained beech, painted or lacquered oak
- Main Line Flax
- City Velvet
- Cord Uno
- Ultra Leather
Textile upholstered chairs include stained beech legs.
Black leather upholstered chairs include painted oak legs.
Brandy leather upholstery chairs include lacquered oak legs.
“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.”