The Runway Issue

The idea to create spaces that echo Normann Copenhagen´s design DNA drives the extensive transformations the showroom undergoes every sixth month. At October 11 the third exhibition, AW17: The Runway Issue opened, and has transformed the grand halls of the old cinema into a runway stage; a yellow catwalk snakes its way through the showroom and ends in a golden cave in a downstairs gallery.

Design & Concept Developer at Normann Copenhagen Sabine Larsen, who has been part of the development of the past two exhibition explains: – After the exhibition Discovering Spaces, which revolved around a maze and discovering the different environments hidden behind velour-clad room dividers, the showroom has now opened up, and all furniture is elevated onto one long catwalk. We are seeing a trend in interior that is moving towards darker colors and warmer shades. In the exhibit, an array of dark tones and heavy upholsteries can be spotted, which give depth and contrast to the bright yellow runway, Sabine Larsen explains. With piled high arrangements, oversized buckled-up foam blocks, and VIP-worthy front row seating, the scene is set for an awe-inspiring show. – Yellow stands for positivity and energy. Especially in autumn and winter, the golden walls and yellow catwalk give the room a light and texture that feels embracing and calming, Sabine Larsen adds. The yellow runway continues to lead visitors down velvety steps and into the downstairs gallery of the showroom, where a golden treasure box of alluring lighting installations awaits.