At NORR11 we strive to rethink Scandinavian design in order to create timeless furniture pieces.
We seek inspiration from nature and raw materials, which is evident in our products that often redefine materials, techniques and forms.
Fusing together cultures from around the world with simple Scandinavian design principles, we generate a unique perspective on furniture design.
Our name stands for our Nordic heritage and the day it all began, the 11th of November 2011.
Welcome to NORR11.
Our furniture and accessories are characterised by modern Scandinavian design combined with authentic craftsmanship. And our motto is sophisticated design at an affordable price.
Our Design Philosophy
NORR11’s designers work closely with our manufacturers in Denmark and Europe. They accompany every single product from its first draft at our Copenhagen design studio to its final production in Europe. The result is a harmonious, timeless modern product line, with our furniture and lamps clearly part of the Scandinavian tradition, but at the same time including classical Bauhaus elements. By contrast, the shapes and materials of our accessories have Asian roots and as such add colour and dynamics to the NORR11 product line.
￼￼￼￼￼The NORR11 Design Team
Knut Bendik Humlevik (*1984 in Bergen, Norway) and Rune Krøjgaard (*1980 in Herning, Denmark) are responsible for all products at NORR11 and jointly head our 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.
Our 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, we work closely with local manufactories and artisans. Also, NORR11 only uses fabrics and materials of the highest quality that have been carefully selected and certified.
We 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, we are supported locally by a team of qualified quality controllers.