Simon Karkov


Simon Karkov

Simon Karkov graduated in architecture from The Danish Academy of Architecture. Since the sixties he has been working for several architecture offices in Denmark. The past 10 years he mainly worked for the Municipality of Frederiksberg. During this period he left his mark on several projects, for example Frederiksberg Hospital and Frederiksberg Gymnasium. Today Simon is enjoying his retirement in Turkey working on different projects.

“Whenever I get an idea I draw a sketch which is then transformed into a model. The model is then adjusted over a period of time until the final prototype can be done. I dream of developing new ways of designing furniture and larger objects through the self-assembly concept. This concept must be able to work on a larger scale and that thought fascinates me.”

Design Awards:

Norm 69: Formlandprisen 2002, Best Item at IMM Cologne 2003 


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Denmark is getting darker!

There is nothing like a Danish summer evening where you can stay outside until midnight and still enjoy a bit of light.

Alt for Damerne September 2011 Norm 69 Kontur 1
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Alt for Damerne September 2011
Its a classic norm 69
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It's a classic

We are happy to announce that the Norm 69 lamp designed by Simon Karkov has been nominated for the “New-Classic Award 2009″ by the Danish Interior Magazine BoBedre.

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Cool café in NY

We love the Tivoli Home café and shop in the up and coming area of Dumbo – New York. The atmosphere is cozy, relaxed and the tea served in big cups are really worth trying.

Home Italy September 2011 Norm69
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Home Italy September 2011
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Pimp your lamp

Got a white wall, a white ceiling and a white lamp with a white lightbulb? Well maybe its time to add a bit of color. Start by  pimping your lamp with a stylish colored electric fabric wire. Who said wires cant be fashion!

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Street marketing

Therkel and Norm 69 in the Milano subway.

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The story of a lamp

You may know our Lamp, the Norm 69 but did you also know it was designed in 1969 by Simon Karkov?

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For your viewing pleasure

Sometimes it’s not so much about creating new – but rather about taking existing things and putting them into a new perspective… or background. We hope you like our new pictures.

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How fast are you?

The Norm 69 lamp is a “do it yourself” project. These guys can put it together in less than 35 minuts…my first Norm 69 took me over two hours.

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Norm 69 fashion

We spotted this fun photo in the stylish Italian WUmagazine.

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Gift guide survival kit for singles

Today we kick off with the Survival kit for singles. Our picks are aimed at a young person living alone in a small apartment.