NORR11 is a young design and lifestyle brand founded in 2011 as a German-Danish start up in Berlin. The furniture and accessories are characterized by modern Scandinavian design combined with authentic Asian craftsmanship. Their motto is: sophisticated design at an affordable price.
NORR11’s designers work closely with their manufacturers in China and Indonesia. They accompany every single product from its first draft at the Copenhagen design studio to its final production in Asia. The result is a harmonious, timeless modern product line.
The furniture and lamps are clearly part of the Scandinavian tradition, but at the same time including classical Bauhaus elements. By contrast, the shapes and materials of the accessories have Asian roots and as such add colour and dynamics to the NORR11 product line.
The NORR11 Design Team
Knut Bendik Humlevik (Norwegian) and Rune Krøjgaard (Danish) are responsible for all products at NORR11 and jointly head the design team in Copenhagen. They met while studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and have been working together since 2008. In 2009, they were awarded the FSC Design Award for their children’s bed „Oscar“.
Knut defines design as the ability to find the balance within a shape and to cut away everything unnecessary. To that end he adheres to traditional Scandinavian design and combines it with a high standard of quality, detail and comfort. Rune’s work, on the other hand, is characterized by his understanding of materials and their specific features, which results in his very own, organic design language.
His passion for individual lines, combined with a keen sense of current trends, distinguishes his designs. In addition, both designers are strongly influenced by their frequent visits to South-East Asia and the traditional craftsmanship of the region.
NORR11 products are mainly handcrafted. To that end, NORR11, as an internationally operating company, cooperates with a close network of manufacturers and suppliers. Especially for the traditionally crafted products they work closely with local manufacturers and artisans. Also, NORR11 only uses fabrics and materials of the highest quality that have been carefully selected and certified.
They believe that this is the only way to guarantee consistently high quality and flawless workmanship – especially with regards to social and environmental sustainability. In addition, they are supported locally by a team of qualified quality controllers.