Much like human well-being, the essence of Norm Architects’ work is found in balance—between richness and restraint, between order and complexity. Each project—whether architecture, interiors, design or creative direction—is imbued with the same intrinsic quality: a simplicity that carries bigger ideas. Guided by the body and mind rather than by trends or technology, our projects explore ideas that not only look good but that also feel good: Architecture becomes thoughtful, minimalism acquires softness and visual matter assumes haptic qualities. Our work is sharp and crisp and exudes, tacitly, our focus on quality, details and durability.
Situated in one of the oldest streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, we respect our context and build on the traditions of Scandinavian design—of timeless aesthetics, natural materials and upholding Modernist principles of restraint and refinement. Through exploring what it is that heightens the human senses regardless of personal preference, our projects strip spaces, objects, ideas and images back to their simplest form. Our expertise lies in finding the balance—when there’s nothing more to either add or take away.
Katrine is responsible for tying together the firm’s many disciplines into one cohesive approach. As managing director, Katrine works across platforms and geographical borders to ensure that projects are developed and delivered at their full potential. With a background at renowned branding and communication agencies in London and Copenhagen, Katrine’s previous work with international corporations has instilled in her a deep intuition into the nature of building client relationships and collaborations. At Norm Architects, she leverages her experience and skills to create tailor-made client experiences and project management processes.
Jonas is an architect and founding partner at Norm Architects with over a decade of experience as an architect, designer, art director and photographer. Jonas shares his passion for phenomenology—the philosophical study of human experience—and striking spaces, objects and images with clients that range from established design brands to international magazines and private homeowners. Trained at both The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Copenhagen Business School, Jonas mixes business-oriented and strategic thinking with the conceptual thoughts and visions that bring creative projects to life. ‘I have a strong vocation for creating thoughtful projects that make a difference and stand out in an understated, refined manner,’ he says of his work, which has won awards including the Red Dot, IF Design Award, Design Plus Award and Good Design Award.
Kasper founded Norm Architects together with Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen in 2008. Combining a strong intuition for shapes and details with extensive technical insight, Kasper leads Norm Architects’ furniture and product design projects, such as those for Danish design brands Menu and &tradition. Trained at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and, later, in the studio of industrial designer Ole Palsby, Kasper’s products and furniture pieces are an integral part of the firm’s design process and portfolio. “When we succeed in building on the past while looking forward,” he says of his motivation; “we truly feel like we’ve arrived.”
Trained at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Frederik’s focus is on furniture and product design, working with a large range of our domestic and foreign clients. With a functional and minimalist approach, he creates coherent collections as well as unique exhibition pieces in close collaboration with our clients – always striving to design characteristic and iconic products. Frederik has both domestic and foreign experience, working in Japan and doing more than 2 years of consultant work for Georg Jensen.
Before founding his own studio, Peter was the Creative Director at Wagas Group and worked at Neri & Hu for half a decade prior to that. In his years of experience in China, he has been responsible for building and designing many restaurants, cafés, hotels and private residents including the Baker & Spice on Anfulu, the Mi Thai restaurant, which was mentioned in the China Michelin Star guide, as well as Le Meridian hotel in Zhengzhou.
Trained as an architect Sofie worked abroad for 7 years, gathering a wide range of international experience in retail, office, residential, restaurant and hospitality design. Prior to joining Norm she worked at Neri and Hu for 3 years and continued on to work independently, in charge of the de- sign and execution of several restaurants and residential projects. At Norm Sofie is lead architect and reponsible of bringing projects from concept design to completion.
As part of the design team at Norm Architects, Nicolaj works with furniture and product design. With an urge to draw furniture pieces that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also functional and timeless, Nicolaj greatly considers the lifespan of the form language and durability of the materials used, while also favoring sustainable production methods. Trained at Aarhus School of Architecture, he has developed his core values within architecture and design, and has later applied these in his work for multiple companies and design firms in Copenhagen. As a furniture designer with an architectural background he is able to see the bigger picture and create furniture pieces as everyday objects rather than statement pieces. At Norm Architects he strives to create memorable yet simple, functional and tactile design that last.
Graduating from the Design Department at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Mette has worked within the interiors of private homes, offices and subsequently designed some furniture for these spaces. During her time at Norm, she has been involved in drawing and building the Gjøvik House, furnishing the Kinfolk office, along with creating design manuals for the Cofoco Italian Restaurants and Rigshospitalet’s waiting areas. Mette’s passion and skills are mostly in the execution of design projects, where she loves to make details become something more, whilst keeping track of the construction process. She therefore takes over from the others when drawings are to become a reality, and is a valuable point of contact when it comes to talking to craftsmen and getting an overview of schedules.
Trained at Aarhus School of Architecture, Sofie’s philosophy is to create iconic, simple and lasting design within the fields of architecture and interiors, with an intense focus on the crafted detail. Through her work, she looks for spaces that move us beyond the ordinary creating sensuous and generous architecture that builds on the narrative the context already tells. Sofie searches for the balance between the complex and the simple, where honesty and sensitivity are illuminated through strong concepts, timeless aesthetics and natural materials.
With a degree from Aarhus School of Architecture, Victor works with an awareness of details and simple elegance. Due to his background in transformation architecture, he works with a dialogue between old and new – creating timeless aesthetics. He believes that quality, beauty, and good craftsmanship all help to ensure our future environment and buildings.
Trained at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria, Robert follows an efficient and organized approach to his work. Prior to joining Norm, he worked in several offices, including Steinkogler Aigner Architects, specializing in residential architecture and wooden construction. With his multinational background, he finds great inspiration from heritage and culture and strives to always have a holistic and interdisciplinary way of working.
With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Architecture & Design from Florence, Italy, Hedda values an attentiveness to heritage and cultural context in her work. With a philosophy based on openness towards the human experience of space and a sensibility for the haptic experience of materials and clean details she works together with the team of Norm to shape thoughtful projects with a timeless aesthetic in the fields of architecture and interiors.
With a degree from Manchester School of Architecture, Alice works with an awareness of details and the essential interplay between all the elements that make up architecture. Having extensive experience with hospitality design, residential interiors as well as bespoke furniture design, she is confident with design and project management from concept through to on-site construction and delivery. Today we walked around Nordhavn to have a talk about her work as an architect.
Trained in furniture and product design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Karl has experience in combining technical, aesthetic and rhetoric skills in design processes and creative communication. At Norm Architects he uses these skills in assisting design projects and promoting international company presence.
With an Economic Master degree specialised in Corporate Finances, Csilla is responsible for the Finance and Administration department of Norm Architects, with a passion to solve problems and create structure behind all the creative world at Norm. She leverages her experience from international corporations to ensure that the company has the needed systems and financial transparency to provide an amazing customer experience. Csilla’s great attention to detail enables smooth cash-flow, tax submissions and salaries.
Sandie is our in-house photographer, PR & SoMe coordinator, working on the company’s visual and verbal communication. With a bachelor degree in Photographic Communication at the Danish School of Media and Journalism she has experience in content planning, brand communications, photography and videography. At Norm Architects, Sandie is responsible for assisting online and printed publications, maintaining company platforms, outlets and general presence, while also managing our Social Media channels.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Emma Jo is used to working close to practice and targeted at a world in change. Currently studying Visual Culture at the University of Copenhagen, she has a strong understanding of combining aesthetic and rhetorical skills in creative communication across platforms and media, while her experience from renowned interior magazines has taught her the importance of communicating with a coherent, clear, and characteristic tone of voice.
Trained as an Architect at the Mies van der Rohe School, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Justin soon used his education of detailing to focus on the interior of buildings. Through years of experience working from concept to construction within restaurant, retail, office & residential projects, he found a passion for being on site and working with builders to ensure the overall design is not compromised. Relocating to Copenhagen after working 6 years in Shanghai China, Justin soon co-founded ‘Trace’ with an understanding of culture and heritage from North America, Europe & Asia. With a focus on quality, materials and details, he has worked on a range of projects from small and intimate to large and public. Searching for links and connections to help influence and inspire his own designs, alongside freelancing for other design studios.
Leading her own studio and formerly working as Head of Design for Danish furniture brand &tradition, Signe Hytte combines an artistic outlook and commercial understanding with designs that come alive through visual storytelling. She has an overall conceptual understanding, as well as a knowledge of curating collections, building concepts and designing products. Trained within the fields of furniture and interior design, Signe has produced designs as well as concepts for Danish brands, with simplicity in focus and an eye for detail.
Educated in China and Finland and trained as an architect, Zihan has extensive knowledge in the sociological differences across cultures, and passionate in exploring the relationship between context and design. Placing the experience and humanization of space at the center of architectural practice, she strives to create unfolding special narratives that not only stands the test of time, but connects to us as human beings.
Christian Møller Andersen is a creative director, designer, and photographer based in Copenhagen. Working within the realms of design and fashion, his unique understanding of design, visual culture, and fashion has, over the years, been a valued resource for international clients and collaborators alike, in developing, producing, and executing original concepts, as well as growing their visual communication and strengthening their artistic output.
Merō Studio is a Copenhagen-based, creative collective founded by Monica Steffensen and Alona Vibe. Specializing in photography, video production, strategy consultancy, art direction and copywriting, they work across disciplines to create compelling solutions for leading design, lifestyle and hospitality brands.
The Mindcraft Project
Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition
Sticks ‘n’ Sushi
Copenhagen Bike Company
KaDeWe Group – Signa
Design Within Reach
The Office Group
Von Lotzbeck Copenhagen
Elle Decoration UK
Bang & Olufsen
wallpaper* awards – best flashback, cask collection,
metropolisLikes NYCxDesign – top 12 product picks, cask collection,
bdny product design competition – seating category, cask collection,
architecture masterprize – interior design firm of the year,
dwell design awards – furniture category nomination, koku tables,
architizer a+ awards – residential seating, reprise chair,
wallpaper design awards – best curves, hashira pendant cluster,
archiproducts design awards – bathroom
danish design awards nomination – designer of the year
danish design awards nomination – furniture of the year, Anna Headboard
danish design awards nomination – lamp of the year, hashira collection
dezeen awards shortlisted – interior design studio of the year
dezeen awards shortlisted – large workspace interior, the audo
dezeen awards longlisted – apartment interior, kinuta terrace with keiji
dezeen awards longlisted – designer of the year
wallpaper design awards – best cabin
wallpaper design awards – best domestic design
archilovers – best project
world architects festival – completed buildings – villa
ahead awards – the new concept of the year
international property awards: five star award for office interior
design awards: spatial designer of the year
nominated design awards – designer of the year
nominated design awards – spatial design
waf – completed buildings – villa
az awards – design: furniture systems and collections award
HiP award for workplace: high-back seating,
nominated for interior design of the year, AD Award,
jury at if design award,
nominated as spatial designer of the year, design awards,
edida – elle decoration international design awards
archiproducts design award,
lyngby-taarbaek’s architectural award,
nominated product design of the year, design awards,
nominated spatial design of the year,
designer of the year,
wallpaper architect’s directory
architizer a+ award,
nominated for edida – elle deco international design awards,
best on archilovers, (nærvær and reydon grove farm),
design awards, nominated designer of the year,
architizer a+ award,
good design award,
designer of the year, design awards
best restaurant interior in the world,
2014 – travel and leisure design award, nyc
best restaurant interior in the world,
2013 rbda, london
best european restaurant,
2013 rbda, london
jury at if design award
jury at if design award
good design award
cha design award
if design award,
nominated for formland design award
nominated designer of the year, bo bedre,
nominated formland design award,
design plus award,
nominated for design of the year, bo bedre
red dot award,