During our few days in Copenhagen this summer one of my highlights was a visit to ‘Hotel Normann,’ an immersive exhibition that sees Normann Copenhagen’s city-centre headquarters transformed into an inspirational design hotel.
Launched to coincide with 3 Days of Design but running throughout the autumn, this former printing press that dates to 1936, provided the perfect backdrop for a plethora of much-loved favourites from the Danish brand along with a staggering thirty new pieces too.
An embodiment of Normann Copenhagen’s philosophy of connecting people and spaces, Hotel Normann is set over three exciting floors, with each unique setting carefully curated to convey the wealth of ways their furniture, lighting and accessories can be experienced and enjoyed.
Fun as well as functional the whole presentation was incredible. Starting at street level there’s an inviting lobby and reception area, from which you can either browse the design shop or head out back into the secluded courtyard beautifully furnished with the new ‘Vig’ outdoor collection.
Meanwhile on the first floor you step instantly into the spacious ‘Burra Lounge’, an area showcasing Simon Legald’s latest designs. Short for burrata, the round and soft Italian cheese, we all instantly fell in love with those embracing arms on the armchairs and dining chairs, as well as the curvaceous ‘Vekst’ lamps hung dramatically above.
Further on this floor you also discover guest rooms 101, 102 and 103, a range of lavish suites and double rooms decorated in a palette of rich tones and textures before being welcomed into the ‘Pind Café’, named after the new ‘Pind’ chair collection with its nod to a more traditional Shaker style.
If that wasn’t enough you then ascend the stairs again up to the second floor, a space dedicated for comfort and relaxation. Here you’re greeted by the ‘Rope Lounge’ area in its elegant hues of brown, cream, mint, and dark green, as well as five more rooms all decorated in a pared-back palette highlighting both the solid pine ‘Plank’ bookcase and ‘Notch’ bed frame accompanied by this season’s must have ‘Illu’ mirrors.
Its safe to say a well-earned sit down in ‘The Purple Club’ was the perfect way to end our visit to Hotel Normann and the only nightclub space me, or my seven-year-old, will be visiting any time soon.
To find out more about the Hotel Normann exhibition, visit the Normann Copenhagen website.
Images 2, 3 and 12 courtesy of Normann Copenhagen; all other photography by Nicola Capper.
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