Normann Copenhagen was founded in 1999 by Poul Madsen and Jan Andersen. In 2002 Normann Copenhagen launched their first product, the lamp Norm 69. With this product Normann Copenhagen entered the international scene of design. Since the launch of Norm 69, Normann Copenhagen has developed a series of remarkable products that have won several international design awards, among others: The RedDot award, Imm, DesignPlus, L'Observeur du design, Good Design, Formidable award Formex and the Formland Design Award.
"I got inspired to the funnel during my final assignment at the School of design in Paris. The main idea was to develop items that didn't take up space in the kitchen. The Funnel is a product that can be annoying when not used. Mainly because it takes up space and you can't stack it. However, it is a very useful product. The idea about the folding funnel was originally inspired by my old camera, having a foldable sun protection system."
"I usually design products by analysing my basic needs. I get my inspiration by asking myself: Why do I not have this item in my household? My ambition is to create products which are both practical and discreet and offers you that little extra. To give them a personal touch without loosing the functionality. My origin is in the Scandinavian design tradition which is based on the tradition of functionality where as the Latin influence touches my senses".
"I would have liked to reinvent the wheel, but that was already done. My dream is to develop products from a functional point of view making space for the concept of nature. I don't mean Bonsai's or aquariums but of Mother Nature, as nature is in short supply today".