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Design by Simon Karkov, 2002. By Normann Copenhagen.  Extraordinary in its form, the Norm 69 holds a special place in the Normann-Copenhagen legacy. As the first product launched in 2002, this stunning lamp comes in 69 pieces... Read More
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Design by Simon Karkov, 2002.
By Normann Copenhagen.

Extraordinary in its form, the Norm 69 holds a special place in the Normann-Copenhagen legacy. As the first product launched in 2002, this stunning lamp comes in 69 pieces that anyone can assemble without the use of any tools or glue. Lends extraordinary light to any space.

Norm 69 can be cleaned with a duster or by using the shower head in the shower. Maximum 60-watt bulbs are recommended. The lamp shade is made of a special, non-flammable plastic material.

Select from four sizes in White.


Electrical cord and socket set are NOT included.


Material(s): Lamp shade foil


  • Small: 16" Dia
  • Large: 20" Dia
  • X-Large: 24" Dia
  • XX-Large 30" Dia


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5 out of 5

Realized we couldn't live without it!

By: Ileana S., Homeowner (NY, NY)

We had this lamp in our dining area for 6 wonderful years and when we moved we took it with us. Unfortunately we left it on it's side and turned it on before we had a chance to hang it, and the bulb burned some of the plastic. We were going to move on to something new but realized it really just captured our style and it was like a part of the family. So we got the lamp again and once again it feels like home.

4 out of 5

A lot of folding, and very brief instuctions (Eng)

By: Gregorovitch, Homeowner (Otis, Oregon, USA)

We had no clue as to how to do this project and the instructions did not tell you not to do it in tempuratures lower than 75 Deg. F. We broke 4 of the pieces along the bend lines, which isn't bad considering there are about 450 bends to be made. It still went together, and you can hardly see the broken ones. I wonder if you can order individual replacements?

5 out of 5

Looks great!

By: M.C. (Nashville, TN USA)

It was a little time consuming to assemble, but it looks amazing.

5 out of 5

Stunningly Modern

By: Laura G., Homeowner (Springfield MO)

This is a great product overall. It certainly took some time to put together (about 2 1/2 hours by myself) but it was worth it. I did find the you tube tutorial helpful and I sat in front of a heater to warm the pieces (after I cracked one) before folding them which really helped. It was easy to find a light kit that would work with it at Home Depot too. I might even get another one!

1 out of 5

Fragile, Broke easily. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

By: Chien P., Homeowner (NYC)

Very fragile. Super difficult to put them all together. I need to search videos on youtube which is so ridiculous. It broke once I bend it. Now my money is all gone. WHAT A WASTE.

3 out of 5

it’s broken while I assembling it.

By: Han Ji S. (korea)

it’s broken while I assembling it. more fragile than I thought. you must give attention to handle this I bought two pieces actually, and another one Is still sealed

4 out of 5

Anything but NORMAL

By: Joely M., Homeowner (Seattle WA)

We recently bought a midcentury home that is in great shape but needs a refreshing in terms of fixtures, etc. The Norm 69 was the perfect lighting choice for our dining room. It's got that Scandinavian look, for a great price -- and the required assembly is actually a plus for us, because my husband is an origami lover. We will be assembling and installing it in about a week, after the new ceilings are up and before we move in! Can't wait to have breakfast/lunch/dinner under that very intriguing light fixture!

5 out of 5

Great lamp shade!

By: Sean R., Homeowner (Rochester, NY)

The Norm 69 has the quality to match the style. Each piece is die-cut pefectly and the chads remove easily giving you a fit and finish that is befitting the price of the shade. Though time consuming, the shade is very easy to assemble. TIP: 1. Use the YouTube video made by norm & co. to supplement the vague instructions. 2. Make sure the pieces are at least room temperature because the material tends to be brittle when cold. As always ylighting/yliving is a cut above the rest for quality, customer service, and shipping speed.

4 out of 5

gorgeous and unique light

By: Rose, Homeowner (rome, ny)

the light is baeutiful and very trendy and looks exactly how its pictured. the only thing that I would advise anyone on is that they wear gloves when assembling the light BC the oils on your fingers could stain and show on the light...

4 out of 5

Great Light! Adds even more WOW dimmed.

By: Bryan N., Homeowner (Phoenix, AZ)

We replaced our dining room chandelier with this stylish and modern light. First, the reason this light is getting 4 stars and not 5, is because it took about 3 hours to put together. Of course, if you could purchase it assembled it would probably cost 5 times as much. My wife loves this light!

2 out of 5

Just a bad experience all around.

By: Joan, Homeowner (Boise, ID)

I am quite dissatisfied with the whole experience. The construction (visible tabs on interior of fixture), material, finished product (balance issues), quality (make sure you don't bend a piece, it will permanently crease), and overall concept of this lamp. Hindsight being 20/20... I should have put up the extra cash and gone Le Klint. This lamp was a total pain to put together, countless folds, countless "insert tab a into slot B" repetition, uninspiring construction. It does not come with a lamp pendant / cord, etc... which took a Lowe's and Home Depot trip to find a compatible fitting. Instructions are vague and not comprehensive (particularly in the "mounting / installing" area) The experience with this lamp just fell short for me in every way. I have low ceilings (7'5" i believe) hanging above a "bar height / pub height" table this lamp is on a 3" drop... (I have the medium model) and looks strange. It has some symmetry problems and does not "self balance" as one would presume.. I had to use some cardboard for a work-around and a hour of "futzing" to make it "level" (center the cord in the fixture). I wouldn't say DONT buy it... but hopefully you will find this helpful for setting expectations when you hit the buy button.

4 out of 5

If it wasn't so inexpensive, I'd be bummed...

By: Eric C., Designer (Thousand Oaks)

Looks great, client loves it. Of course, I had to pay one of my guys to put it together. I probably should have known, and I'd buy it again, but didn't realized just how long it was going to take to assemble. Great looking lamp, but be warned.

5 out of 5

Great affordable modern light

By: Stephanie L., Homeowner (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

The shade was easy to assemble - very Ikea-ish in terms of projects. Give yourself a couple of hours for assembly, you don't want to be rushed. It's like origami, there's lots of folding involved. I'm very happy with the Norm 69 lamp. It looks great, and I have a sense of pride from assembling it myself. Note that this is only the lamp shade; you have to buy a light fixture to put it on. I would definitely buy this product again, and I would recommend it to anyone.

3 out of 5

Looks awseome - Hard to put together properly

By: John B., Homeowner (Las Vegas)

I bought the "small" Norm 69 lamp shade. The instructions don't go into too much detail. I nearly had the whole thing together when I realized the pieces needed to be connected in two places (top and bottom). I took it apart and assembled it again but the amount of time spent unsnapping weakened the integrity of the plastic pieces. It started coming unsnapped as my normal size man hands tried to fit the narrow end of the cool looking lamp shade together. I dropped it a few times (it came unsnapped) I cussed out loud and yelled this is “fxcking bullshxit” a few times when I thought it’s time to buy another one. I really like the look. I'm buying a “Large" Norm 690 lamp and will tape the small one together and flip upside down and go on another lamp. The large will hang pendent style from the ceiling. No issues with ylighting. The piece came fast with friendly service. Norm 69 can use some improvement on instructions and product quality/design and I could probably use some anger management courses.

2 out of 5

A Challenge

By: Stacia M., Homeowner (Kalispell, MT)

WOW - the assembly is not for the impatient! Take quite a while to put together and small hands help. The directions are minimal at best. And, FYI - it is NOT a lamp...just the shade. You have to buy the light assembly and there is no guidance on that either. TIP: warm the parts on a heating pad so they don't 'crack' when trying to bend them!!!

4 out of 5

Great but could be better

By: K H., Homeowner (singapore)

Not that easy but fun to assemble. Would have better if the lighting kids are included and the material used is hardier. Find the material flimsy and prone to tearing. Overall still a lovely product. Delivery by YLiving was very prompt as well.

Simon Karkov

Designer: Simon Karkov

Simon Karkov (1932)studied at the Danish Academy of Architecture. Since the 1960's, he has worked for several architecture offices in Denmark.

In 1969 he designed the light Norm69 for the company Normann Copenhagen and got his inspiration from the nature. In 2002 Norm69 was awarded the Formland-Prize and received the title "Best Item" at the IMM in Cologne.

"I dream of developing new ways of designing furniture and larger objects through the self-assembly concept. This concept must be able to work on a larger scale and that thought fascinates me. Right now I am working on a collection of furniture, a draft for a boat and more self-assembly lamps — we'll see if they get done".

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Normann Copenhagen

Manufacturer: Normann Copenhagen

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.

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