Normann Copenhagen released the Norm 69 lamp in 2002, and it ended up becoming a design icon throughout the whole world. The lamp also marked the start of the age-long collaboration with designer Simon Karkov. Now, more than a decade later, another sculptural lamp oozing with character from the same designer´s hand has arrived.
Nature and flowers have been a constant source of inspiration for Simon Karkovs designs and the resemblance to a flower can clearly be seen when looking at the Norm 12 lamps curved, leaf-like components. The lamp has a soft shape with an organic feel to it.Design: 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.”
Norm 69: Formlandprisen 2002, Best Item at IMM Cologne 2003