A Design Classic is Here to Stay
Herbert Krenchel says: “In 1953 the idea was to make a beautiful bowl, preferably so functional and delicate that it was equally suited for use in the kitchen, on the dining table and as a decoration in the sitting room. As a material researcher I really concentrated on getting the different materials to match and look good together as well as making them equally compatible to use together. It is fantastic that the Krenit Bowl is being put into production once more”.
With its re-launch, enthusiasts can supplement their current collection and new Krenit lovers can begin their own.
Design: Herbert Krenchel
A Story Continues
Unique Collaboration Across the Generations
CEO Poul Madsen and Jan Andersen, Normann Copenhagen, say: “It is with deep respect for Herbert Krenchel’s original design that Normann Copenhagen is re-launching the iconic Krenit Bowl. We love the Danish minimalistic design from the 1950s, and when Herbert Krenchel contacted us to get Normann Copenhagen to resume production, we did not doubt for a second. The Krenit range has a plain and simple expression which goes perfectly with Normann Copenhagen.”
Herbert Krenchel graduated with a Master of Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. Herbert Krenchel’s research was focused on materials and fiber reinforcement. Since the 1950’s, simultaneously with his research, Herbert Krenchel has worked with design. The enameled Krenit bowl won the gold medal at the 1954 Milan Triennale.
"I am excited about shapes and structures. The surface on a design object is important because it makes people want to reach out for it. I also believe that there has to be a balance between function and aesthetics. A good design must therefore contain more than one aspect to make the perfect overall impression. My inspiration comes from several things surrounding me – it can’t be explained. For me design is a way to express yourself – it’s a way to create things just the way you want it."