- Art & Design
We certainly do not need to introduce our readers anymore to Danish firm Norm Architects. Besides beautiful interiors, the studio designs impressive furniture that is in line with their signature minimalist style. For Artifort, they created modular sofas that will be the centrepiece of any interior.
Sustainable design with an eye for craftsmanship and detail is what Norm Architects strives for every time. The studio has a penchant for simple, functional designs that respond to all our senses and enhance everyday life. A collaboration with Artifort was therefore a more than logical consequence, as their design visions are the perfect match. Modular sofas, made up of different elements, have long been popular, and this new model plays strongly on that. Named Track, the sofa has an iconic and sculptural design that is at once subtle and striking. Norm Architects found inspiration for this in their childhood memories, when they played with wooden blocks that constantly changed when used. ‘As adults, we still feel the need to create and build things, and it was from that idea that Track was designed,’ says the team.
A simple, strong design that strikes a balance between strict architecture and organic softness
Each element consists of two comfortable parts: a seat and a backrest. These flow smoothly into each other, even though they were formed separately. This results in a simple, strong design that looks particularly harmonious. It strikes a balance between strict architecture and organic softness. Finding that balance between richness and restraint and simplicity and variety was a challenge, according to Norm Architects, but ultimately resulted in a flexible, unambiguous collection. It is also very versatile, as there are many options for loose armrests and electrical components. In this way, the sofa remains relevant for a long time and for a large audience. In a world where our interiors need to be adapted ever more quickly, modular sofas are the perfect solution. In addition, the Track sofa can be used in a variety of settings, ranging from residential projects to office spaces and shops. This design can be endlessly combined and reused and always brings a breath of fresh air to any space. Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen