Authentic materials

We work with more than 100 types of materials in our portfolio, ranging from wood, steel and fabrics to glass, plastic and porcelain.

Did you know?

• Chip hook is made from a mix of plastic and granulated wood. By using leftover wood chips, we can use material that otherwise would have been discarded.

• Our chair shells are made in polypropylene. The material in its purity can be recycled.

• We use water-based lacquer and environmentally-friendly coating whenever possible for our furniture.

• All wooden products imported to Europe follow the EUTR (EU Timber regulation).


Food approvals

All products used in connection with food, ranging from bowls and cutlery to plates and serving plates, as well as cups and glasses, comply with the standards set forward by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. You can find the Inspection Smiley Reports here.

• We test ceramics according to Danish ordinance on materials and articles intended for food contact (BEK no. 822 of 26 June 2013).

• All drinking glasses and ceramics are tested according to standard NF EN 1388-1 and 2 (classification index D25 501).

• All products made of plastic to be used in connection with food are tested according to the European Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and (EC) No 1935/2004.

• All products made in stainless steel to be used in connection with food are tested according to Article 3 of European Commission Regulation No. 1935/2004.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The guidelines of


It is of great importance to us, that our products are safe - especially when it comes to chemicals. When we say safe, we mean safe both for the employees handling our products during the manufacturing processes and for the consumer using the products on a daily basis. In all our products, we comply with current Danish environmental legislation.

Furthermore, Normann Copenhagen complies with the regulation of REACH, set forth by the European Union. REACH is the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH is adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.

Natural leather

The tanning processes

Normann Copenhagen uses high-quality natural leather from some of the world's leading leather suppliers.

“Leather tanning” is a general term for the numerous processing steps involved in converting animal hides or skins into finished leather. To prevent them from decaying, make them resistant to moisture and keep them supple and durable.

The leather we use is made by 1) vegetable tanning agents or 2) chrome tanning agents.

Vegetable tanning is an acid occurring naturally in the roots, wood, bark, leaves and fruits of many plants.

Chrome also occurs naturally in the environment in stone, soil, plants and volcanic material. Chromium III salt is safe to use and non-toxic. Chromium III is NOT be confused with Chromium VI, which is toxic and is prohibited for use in tanning.

We only use leathers made without the use of PCP or CFC.

Efficient use of resources


We care about each product's environmental impact made throughout its life cycle.

Our furniture is 100% recyclable and can easily be disassembled for sorting at source. We encourage disposal in the environmentally conscious way at your local waste center.

We are working to minimize waste in all parts of our business. We do this by having a constant focus on efficient use and increased recycling of resources in our production facilities.

Normann Copenhagen is a member of Weee (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment). The WEEE Directive establishes common EU rules on the management of WEEE. The rules take offset in environmental considerations and aim to limit the quantity of WEEE for disposal.