Minimalist modules with a flair for details
Over recent years, Norman Copenhagen’s furniture collection has grown considerably, and it now includes furniture for every room in the house. The design company is now expanding its furniture line with Rope: a stringent modular sofa with clean and softly rounded lines. This design emphasises flexibility and comfort, and it combines traditional upholstery techniques with a personal expression.
The main goal was to design a modular sofa that was really comfortable and would make you want to relax and stretch out for hours at a time. The inspiration for Rope has been drawn from classic furniture design. This can be seen in the piping, which marks the edge of the furniture in an understated and elegant way. It is precisely this detail that the designer Hans Hornemann has highlighted and turned into a fundamental element of Rope. All other excess details have been removed from the design.
Hans Hornemann tells us: ”In order to achieve the highest levels of comfort, we have built the sofa with pocket springs and foam. The foam ensures soft seating that shapes itself according to body contours. The pocket springs, which are most often used in beds, provide durability and support that feels more alive, because you don’t sink too far in.”
The design plays with dimensions and curves in order to give Rope an expression that is simultaneously minimalistic and full of character. For example, the sofa has no under-frame so that the seat continues almost right down to the floor. The sofa rests on low, black lacquered wooden feet, which raise it slightly from the floor and lighten the sturdy expression. Finally, the clean and simple piping lends dynamics to the design.
The Rope modular range is full of flexibility and offers a wealth of opportunities for creative expression and personal style. If you have a large family, a corner sofa with the right number of seats is easy to achieve, while two modules would be perfect for those living in a small apartment. If you want extra depth, different seat widths or an open design without armrests, the Rope range has modules that can make your dream sofa come true.
There are 12 different modules in the Rope range to choose between, pouffes in two sizes and a cushion for extra back and neck support. All of the modules are available in three quality textiles and durable leather in the colour of your choice. Rope consists of a wooden frame with pocket springs. The frame is covered in durable furniture foam all over, ensuring optimal sitting comfort. The sofa features piping on all edges.
The young Danish designer Hans Hornemann graduated as a Master of Engineering in Industrial Design from the University of Aalborg 2014. Hans Hornemann emphasizes the combination of aesthetic simplicity and high functionality in expressive and light-hearted design. He is fascinated by the industrial and technical solutions in design in terms of both material and mode of expression. Natural materials often inspire him, and he endeavors to strip the design to its bone and portray the honesty found in the materials.
“In my opinion design should be a balance between an aesthetic minimalism and functionality with a user friendly experience. As a designer I aim to be true to the material used in order to enhance and bring out its natural qualities and characteristics. I value clean and minimalistic lines that add a new spin to the classic design. In creating a design, I think it’s important to start from scratch and bring a new contribution to the products idiom, expression or functionality.”