In 1969, Simon Karkov designed the now best-selling Norm 69 lamp, composed of 69 parts. But it wasn’t until 2002 after an acquaintance put Karkov in touch with Normann Copenhagen, that the lamp was produced. Now, Karkov refines his original design with Norm 12, named like its precursor—after the year in which it was designed. Light is diffused through the flexible, leaf-like shapes meant to create a welcoming, calming ambiance (On a practical side, its flexibility means it can withstand assembly and the occasional tall and/or clumsy guest). Available at Normann Copenhagn for $140 (large) and $175 (extra large).
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Olivia Martin is the managing editor at Dwell. Growing up in a 1905 Victorian fostered her love of architecture, design, and unpredictable floorboards. Aside from organizing articles flying around the Dwell office, she can be found wandering in vintage clothing stores or coercing her roommate into various decorating schemes for their apartment.