Normann Copenhagen is a Danish design company with the mission to create original and innovative products in a simple and contemporary design that withstands the test of time. Or in other words, to challenge conventional thinking and make the ordinary extraordinary through great design.
Established in 1999 by Jan Andersen and Poul Madsen, the Normann Copenhagen brand encompasses a wide and continuously growing collection of furniture, lighting, textiles and home accessories. The products are sold in more than 80 countries throughout the world and have collected more than 80 design awards along the way.
After graduating with a degree in Math and Physics from Jussieu University, Paris, Marc Venot went on to study Industrial Design at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle. He graduated in 2004 and worked for six years at a design agency before opening his own design studio in 2011.Marc Venot is fascinated by how objects are made and how they work.
When starting a new project he always takes his starting point in an object’s use and gestures, using his background in Math and Physics as active elements throughout his work.He explaines: “Design is a good way to bring some happiness to people. It is the art of creating links between objects and people. To me a good design is an object which reveals itself with its use. It can be something magical or unexpected which creates a reaction and a feeling in people. I love simplicity and the elegance of discretion and I try to make the mechanics of a design as invisible and integrated as possible so that the use is as surprising as possible”.