The story of Herbert Krenchel and the Krenit bowl is a true story. After a lengthy process of finding the correct production method, the Krenit bowl was launched in 1953. It quickly became popular and a clear example of Danish quality design. In 1954 the Krenit bowl won a golden medal at La Trienale in Milan. Since then it has been displayed at several museums all over the world and can be found in countless Danish and international design homes.
In the post war years there was an increasing interest in this beautiful high-quality design. The bowl continued to be popular and it was manufactured in 8 colors and 9 sizes. But in 1966 something happened that changed things. Enamel was no longer the preferred material, and factory departments that manufactured enamel products were closed down. Herbert Krenchel could not find another manufacturer who could supply such a bowl of the required high quality and as a consequence of this he ceased production of the Krenit bowls.
Until today, it has only been possible to get hold of the originally manufactured Krenit bowls at auctions and jumble sales at high prices. With Normann Copenhagen’s re-launching of Krenit the story continues and Krenit is once more accessible for lovers of design throughout the world.