Norman Copenhagen

Krenit Bowl (1953), Herbert Krenchel

Designed in 1953 by material researcher and civil engineer Herbert Krenchel, the iconic Krenit bowl is a perfect example of good Danish design. The name Krenit is a combination of ‘Krenchel’ and ‘eternit’, the fibre cement that is used for the coating of the bowl.

With its matt black outside, thin edge and clear colored enamel inside, the Krenit Bowl won a signe d’or for its unique design at the Milan Triennale in 1954. Its shape has set the trend for later designs of bowls. From 1954 until 1966 over 1 million bowls were produced. Today, it is manufactured by Normann Copenhagen.

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