Though at first glance Bau registers as a sculptural mobile, it’s actually an engagingly sophisticated hanging light. Composed of varied sizes of linden veneer discs, the asymmetrical composition of interlocking forms reflects strict geometrics leavened with the organic softness of the wood. “Decoration does not need to be restricted to objects you hang on the wall, but can also form an integral part of more functional objects,” says its Danish designer Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt.
- Small: 17.3" h x 22.6" w (44x57.5cm)
- Large: 20.1" h x 22.4" w (51x57cm)
- Canopy: 3" h x 3.5" dia (7.7x9cm)
- Cord length: 157.5" (400cm)
Linden wood veneer
- UL listed
- E26 LED
- Color temperature: 2700K
“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.”