The design is inspired by the way Japanese people used to sit on the floor and lean on the surrounding furniture to rest: thus, the low and wide backrest, which can be a regular support for the back when in a sitting position or a comfortable support for a short rest if standing. The cushion and backseat create a graphic game of circles that overlap when viewed from different angles.
Based in the heart of Copenhagen, Norm Architects work with residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography, graphics and art direction. The name Norm indicates the importance of drawing inspiration from traditions and norms that have been refined for centuries within the field of architecture and aesthetics. Norm uses this concept as a virtue to focus on quality, durability and timelessness. They want their designs to not only be of good materials and good craftsmanship, but to embody beauty, history and, most importantly, outlive fleeting trends. In spirit of Scandinavian simplicity Norm strives to cut to the bone in their designs.
Product: Rest Lounge Chair
Designer: Norm Architects