“Design to me is stripping everything down to its bare essentials,” says Lars Beller Fjetland, as his minimalist coffee table so vividly illustrates. Composed of Nordic ash with a swath of marble for the tabletop, Solid strikes a gratifying balance between Scandinavian craftsmanship and the spare look of Japanese architecture. The result is a timeless and sturdy coffee table with a simple design stripped of unnecessary details. Simple and intuitive to assemble without the use of screws or glue—its parts lock together under the weight of the the tabletop—the table comes sustainable flat packed.
15.75" h x 51.25" w x 15.25" d (40x130x38.5cm)
“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.”