Normann of Copenhagen
The norm03 lampshade is a modern designed hanging light shade that ships as a simple and extremely well thought out self-assembled kit. The shade is made entirely of flat white plastic pieces. There are 18 strips of narrow plastic sheeting which get looped and tucked into 18 different curved structural ribs. The plastic strips thread into the ribs similar to the way a shoelace threads into your shoe. The finished looped ribs are then snapped into 2 separate plastic rings which radially orient the ribs and hold a hanging light-bulb (not provided). The video to the right gives a quick presentation of how the assembly happens and shot of the finished product.
As a designer, I am extremely impressed with the concept and implementation of this lampshade kit. Once complete, this lampshade looks like it costs well over $500. If you have ever shopped around for designer lighting, you will know that it can be VERY expensive. The norm03 lampshade sells for right around $100 and is well worth it.
Normann of Copenhagen currently offers two other versions of this lampshade concept, named norm06 and norm69. The norm03 (pictured above) was designed in 2003 by Britt Kornum.
Here are a few links related to this lampshade:
Hivemodern.com -this is where we bought the norm03 lamp. They have lots of beautiful, modern and classic designed products.
Unicahome - another great store that carries the norm03 and tons of other cool products.
MocoLoco - Modern contemporary design & architecture weblog (AWESOME)
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