‘camping furniture series’ by jesper k. thomsen for normann copenhagen

the camping furniture series created by danish designer jesper k. thomsen takes its inspiration from the archetypes of camping equipment. the collection of furniture is produced by normannn copenhagen as part of their new danish modern series. consisting of a chair, table, stool and day bed, the collection aims to add a touch of leisure to indoor settings. the pieces are made from moulded beech wood and leather webbing. without any extra framing the series uses minimal materials, focusing instead on solid construction and craftsmanship. the pieces are produced using traditional cabinet making techniques by kvist, one of denmark’s oldest wooden furniture factories dating back to 1896. below you will see some behind the scenes images of the factory making the camping series. this includes finn, a woodworker at kvist who has never cut himself in his 27 year career.

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen ‘camping furniture series’ chair jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen ‘camping furniture series’ stool

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen ‘camping furniture series’ table

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen ‘camping furniture series’ day bed

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen the camping series begins as a series of thinner wood sheets

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen these sheets are glued together and bent into form

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen this is the result of the gluing and bending process

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen the wood is then cut into slices

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen which are then cut into the final form and notched at the end for joining

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen the woodworker finn building the camping series

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen a jig to help place the leather webbing

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen testing the leather pieces in the notches

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen a look at the raw end before joining

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen a chair frame near completion

jesper k. thomsen: camping series for normann copenhagen chair and ottoman frame in their final stage