Classic bowl from the 1950s
More than 50 years after the material researcher and civil engineer Herbert Krenchel designed the bowl Krenit designed the bowl, Normann Copenhagen presents the original minimalist 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, the Krenit bowl is a contemporary classic that embodies the perfect combination of aesthetics and function. The characteristic sharp edge of the bowl Krenit bowl creates a balance between material and form, giving the key its modern expression. The shape was groundbreaking at the time for bowls designed later and still fits just as well in a modern home today as it did in the 1950s.
Herbert Krenchel explains: "In 1953, the original idea was to design a beautiful bowl that would be so functional and graceful that it could be used in the kitchen as well as on the dining table and as decoration in the living room. As a material scientist, I paid a great deal of attention to making sure that the different materials went well together and looked good together, that they were compatible and could be used together."
Award-winning design in steel
The Bowl Krenit was introduced in 1953 after a long search for the right manufacturing process. It quickly became very popular and was a clear example of high-quality Danish design. In 1954 the bowl won a gold medal at the Trienale in Milan. Since then it has been exhibited in several museums around the world and can be found in countless Danish and international designer homes.
In the post-war years there was an increased interest in this beautiful, high-quality design. The production of the classic bowl Krenit was discontinued in 1966. Today, Normann Copenhagen produces the bowl in enamelled steel and in various sizes and colours.