Full cir­cle

Nor­mann Copen­hagen’s new range ar­rives at Back­house

HOME Magazine NZ - - Contents - Above The re­cently re­leased col­lec­tion in­cludes ‘Herit’ chairs by Si­mon Le­gald for Nor­mann Copen­hagen.

The new range by Nor­mann Copen­hagen at Back­house in­cludes cherry-picked re­leases from Mi­lan De­sign Week. Pieces by the Dan­ish de­sign com­pany, founded in 1999 by Jan An­der­sen and Poul Mad­sen, add to the care­fully se­lected in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers rep­re­sented at Back­house and re­flect the New Zealand com­pany’s aes­thetic roots. “It’s full cir­cle for us,” says Michelle Back­house. When founder Joe Back­house vis­ited Den­mark in the 1960s, he be­came com­pletely ob­sessed with Dan­ish de­sign, she says. Nor­mann Copen­hagen pro­duces fur­ni­ture, light­ing and tex­tiles, with pieces char­ac­terised by their stream­lined forms and time­less ap­peal: clas­sic Scan­di­na­vian de­sign. “For the Danes it’s all about crafts­man­ship – they pro­duce such el­e­gant, time­less pieces,” says Michelle. “They’re sim­i­lar to New Zealan­ders in their de­sire to keep things sim­ple.” The Mi­lan De­sign Week re­lease rep­re­sents Nor­mann Copen­hagen’s most com­pre­hen­sive launch to date. Highlights in­clude the curved lines of ‘Sum’ arm­chairs and so­fas; the min­i­mal, brass-footed ‘Union’ ta­ble col­lec­tion; and the ‘Herit’ chair se­ries, all of which are de­signed by Si­mon Le­gald. Short for her­itage, ‘Herit’ pieces tra­verse clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary set­tings and are avail­able with or with­out arm­rests, and with up­hol­stered or plas­tic seats.

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