As German design pair Sarah Böttger and Hanna Emelie Ernsting see it, "Children learn to crawl on the floor, many people like reading there and others find it relaxing to just lie there and spread out." That sparked the idea for their untraditional quilted rug for Normann Copenhagen, with a graphic stitched pattern inspired by shadows of grass and reeds in the sand. In a versatile rectangular shape, Trace brings the cushioning aspect of a sofa or bedspread down to floor level. And the playful color combinations and fringed ends also help make a room look inviting and cozy.
76.8" l x 55.1" w (195x140cm)
50% Wool, 50% polyester
“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.”