Spotlight on Multidisciplinary Danish Design Studio, Norm Architects
Founded in 2008 by architects Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Norm Architects' projects focus on materials and fine craftsmanship.
With a home base located on one of Copenhagen's oldest streets, the prolific firm builds on the traditions of Scandinavian design, including timeless aesthetics, natural materials, and modernist principles. Their thoughtfully orchestrated projects showcase a varied range, a balanced aesthetic, and a crisp contemporary look. In defining the firm's motivational goals, co-founder Rønn explains, "We are able to build on the past and look forward. When we succeed in that, we feel good."
Take a look at some of our favorites projects by Norm Architects.
Norm Architects designed Danish brand Menu's recently opened 7,500-square-foot showroom that's located in the upcoming Copenhagen neighborhood that surrounds the harbor in Nordhavn. The space showcases the company's minimalist furniture and homeware collection, and includes an office and cafe where creative individuals are encouraged to come together and collaborate. The sleek and stylized space also functions as an office, cafe, and co-working space. The interiors draw inspiration from a strong material palette, such as concrete and steel, providing a beautiful contrast to the objects and designs that fill the space.
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The Kinfolk Gallery and office is a collaborative space for people to come together, share ideas, and showcase their work. The subdued color palette, close attention to detail, and minimalist interior architecture captures the essence of the respected magazine's aesthetic.
A minimal farm located in Suffolk, England, Reydon Grove Farm borders a working farm and has a long, narrow, flat-roofed pavilion that harmoniously melds with the site’s existing structures. The layout is designed in two main sections and is divided by a central hall, a semi-public area, and a private section with bathrooms and bedrooms.
Nærvær, a beautiful new wine bar and restaurant located in the Christianshavn neighborhood of Copenhagen, is set in a modern structure with raw concrete surfaces and exposed ventilation suspended from the ceiling. It features a dark palette and a minimal industrial aesthetic.
Norm Architects also created a collection of acoustic furniture for Zilenzio, which are designed to absorb certain frequencies of sound to improve sound quality in interior spaces. The colors of the collection were selected by Note Design Studio.
With a minimalist 1950s aesthetics and a lightweight profile, the Snaregade Bench is a sculpturally stunning piece that was created for the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition 2016.