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In his workshop, Ole Jensen became irritated at all the dust and clay that constantly lay around the place. He swept the floor holding a folded newspaper in one hand and sweeping the dust into the newspaper with the other one. A simple and straightforward movement which created the basic idea for a new kind of dustpan that is both functional and aesthetic.
Ole Jensen explains: Ideas often appear from a problem and it is often a simple solution that is the answer to the problem. I see my self as a fertile minimalist – everything counts - Neither more nor less”.
The dustpan is in all its simplicity constructed from a piece of flat plastic. Created with a keen twist, the Dustpan and Broom allows you to clean with precision and style, complete with a small resting hole to perfectly set the brush in the pan or hang it on the wall. Perfect for those who like everything nice and neat.
“When Jan and I look at new designs for Normann Copenhagen, we take a very intuitive approach to the products,” according to cofounder Poul Madsen. “A picture can say much more than words and if we are both struck by what we see, we are interested.” Jan Andersen and Poul Madsen teamed up to create the Normann Copenhagen with a vision to shake up the contemporary design field. Now known the world over, they collaborate with new names and established talents from their native Denmark as well as internationally.
The company puts a premium on challenging conventional thinking in collections of tabletop products, lighting and furniture—with bold design strokes, innovative materials and a deft enjoyment of color. “We like products that have an original idea and a simple design, although we do not tie ourselves to a particular line,” Poul adds. “For us, the important thing is that the projects we get involved in bring something new into the world of design.”