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Designer(s) of the Month – Norm Architects

2nd October 2017

Norm Architects was founded by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn in 2008.

Born in 1976, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn first met in high school before going on to graduate as architects from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 2008 the pair joined forces to found NORM, a multidisciplinary design studio focusing on resident architecture, commercial interiors and industrial design.

In founding Norm Architects Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen’s mission statement was to create timeless architecture and meaningful design products.

Despite their shared love of design and architecture their distinctly different approaches to these fields has arguably resulted in Norm’s success. Rønn’s love of technology and Bjerre-Poulsen’s focus on shape and tactility has led to Norm’s balanced creative outlook.

Norm respect and build on the traditions of Scandinavian design—of timeless aesthetics, natural materials and upholding Modernist principles of restraint and refinement.  Their expertise lies in finding the balance—when there’s nothing more to either add or take away.

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Norm Architects x  Menu

Danish furniture brand MENU have a simple philosophy – “we want to make the world better, less complicated, a little bit nicer to wake up to. Collaborating with talented designers, we make objects to be treasured now and forever“. It is a philosophy in keeping with the Norm Architecture approach and so it’s no surprise that the two have collaborated so successfully over the years.

The Wire Plant Pots, Carrie Lamp and Towel Ladder are perfect examples of the understated elegance and functionality you’ll find from Menu and Norm Architects.

View the Norm Architecture collection here.

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Tabitha 7th October 2017 at 10:44 am

    It’s really interesting how Rønn’s technological approach adds to this refined aesthetic – lends a very purposeful, functional tone that brings the natural materials used into modernism. Just goes to show that two opposing forces often combine to create something spectacularly unique.

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