The Le Roi is a bench made from solid oak with inlaid natural French rattan.
Le Roi is the French word for King, and the series is a minimalistic interpretation of rattan furniture from the French colonial time, merged with well known Scandinavian furniture archetypes, such as the three-leg circle table and the rectangular bench.
Kristian Sofus Hansen
Born 1991 in Nyborg, Denmark. Graduated of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture Kristian creates unique pieces through simple, functional and considered design. He has been studying architecture and design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan. His designs aim to merge traditional design methods and new production techniques into high-quality pieces of furniture and product design.
Tommy Hyldahl, Senior Founder of NORR11
After years of experience in the fashion industry, Tommy decided to pursue his passion for furniture and interior design and founded NORR11. Tommy has been responsible for the creative DNA of NORR11 since 2010, and has worked with a number of furniture designers. His interest in materials and product manufacturing is clearly seen throughout the whole collection. Since 2015 Tommy began a design collaboration with Kristian Sofus Hansen. From Tommy's many travels around Asia and Kristians studies in Japan, they strive to combine their passion for Japanese simplicity, ethnic details and Scandinavian tradition in timeless pieces of furniture.