More than 50 years after the material scientist and construction engineer Herbert Krenchel designed the Krenit bowls, Normann Copenhagen presents the minimalist original design in numerous colours. Krenit is a perfect example of good Danish design and has become a true icon over the years.
With its simple, pure appearance, Krenit is a contemporary classic that perfectly embodies the interplay of aesthetics and function. The characteristic sharp edge of the Krenit bowl creates a balance between material and form and thus gives the bows its modern expression. The form was trendsetting at the time and influenced later designed bowls. Even today, it still suits modern home just as well as it did in the 1950s.
Herbert Krenchel explains, “In 1953, the initial idea was to design a beautiful bowl that would be functional and appealing, so that it would be suited for use in the kitchen as well as on the dining table or as decoration in the living room.
As a material scientist, I particularly pay attention to making sure that different materials look good together, are compatible and can be used well together.” The bowl Krenit was introduced in 1953 after a long search for the right manufacturing process. It soon became very popular and was considered exemplary of high-quality Danish design. In 1954, it won the golden medal at the Triennial in Milan.
Since then, it was shown in several museums all over the world and has found a place in countless Danish designer homes. In the post-war years there was increased interest in this beautiful, high-quality design piece. However, production of the classic Krenit bowl was stopped in 1966. Today, Normann Copenhagen manufactures the bowls of enamelled steel in different sizes and colours.