Life before lockdown may feel like a very long time ago now, but thankfully for me the weekend prior was one of my happiest of the year, as I travelled to Iceland for the very first time.
As part of this family trip, which was to celebrate my birthday, I popped into the Reykjavik showroom of Danish interiors brand, NORR11 to find out more about what we can all look forward to from them in 2020.
Furniture and lighting crafted with care
Named after the Nordic heritage that inspires each and every product, as well as the day the company began the 11th of November 2011, NORR11 has soon become a go-to for timeless furniture and lighting crafted with care.
Working with a number of designers to create their distinctive look, it is founder Tommy Hyldahl’s ongoing collaboration with the extremely talented Kristian Sofus Hansen, that has produced some of my personal favourites.
Successfully combining their joint passion for Japanese simplicity, ethnic details and Scandinavian furniture traditions, their most popular designs are now found in stylish homes, restaurants and hotels around the world.
Creating those special moments
Following on from the success of the ‘Elephant’ and ‘Nomad’ lounge chairs, for 2020 the duo has gone on to create another distinctive piece, the ‘Little Big Chair.’ What I love about this is that the soft, embracing shape and tactile finish (it comes in bouclé, linen or velvet) casts such a distinctive contrast to its completely hidden, iron swivel base.
But it is two new lighting series that have completely stolen my heart. Both are jam packed with 1930s influences.
The first ‘Deco,’ takes its inspiration from the cylindrical wall lamps found in the grand lobbies and entrance halls of buildings from this era. The minimal designs, from wall, pendant through to chandelier, all have a sleek iron case and rifled, opal glass shades which makes the light softly shimmer. Cleverly, the pendant also has an adjustable steel wire that means it can be hung vertically or horizontally too.
The second is the ‘Yo-Yo’ lamp family, which includes two pendants, a floor lamp and a table lamp. Again, they too have the softest organic shape, as two circular opal glass shades are placed opposite each other creating different layers to obscure the light. The top layer of glass lights the ceiling above, while a double layer of glass underneath creates a warm and inviting atmosphere below. Perfect for creating those special ‘hyggeligt’ moments, wouldn’t you agree?
To find out more about NORR11, and to shop the 2020 collection, please visit the NORR11 website.
Like this post? Then why not read about the Spring Summer 2020 collection from Broste Copenhagen.
Images 2, 3 and 4 by Nicola Capper, all other photos courtesy of NORR11.