5 September 2014
Danes on the counterattack. In recent years the Danish furniture industry has seen a series of companies coming up with new products: companies that are being born, reborn and finding new directions after a somewhat hazy phase in which the large-scale retail trade seemed to have superseded independent production forever. Normann Copenhagen is one of them. Some of its pieces can already be considered classics of design. Among the latest creations, the Cap lamp: not a breathtaking invention, but certainly a simple, well-conceived and intelligent product. Designed by the German studio KaschKasch, it takes its inspiration from the Italian cartoon character Calimero, a chicken wearing half of his egg shell on his head. The base is made of steel and it has a rotatable shade that allows it to be used as a reading lamp or for mood lighting.