KRENIT SALAD BOWL
Melamine salad bowl
Simplicity and balance is the essence of the Krenit series. More than 50 years after Herbert Krenchel, materials investigator and civil engineer designed the Krenit salad bowl and serving set, the minimalist design is now launched by Normann Copenhagen. The salad set went into production in 1953, but it is the first time that the salad bowl is produced in melamine. The Krenit salad bowl is inspired by the simple form language of the East, and the long pointed handles of the salad set reflect the traditional chopsticks. With a simple and clean expression, the Krenit series is a modern classic that lets function and aesthetics play perfectly together. Herbert Krenchel says: “An article for everyday use must contain several aspects that play together and create the general impression. It is obvious that a salad bowl has its function, but I wanted to create a bowl which was so pretty that it could be placed in the sitting room as well. I am enthusiastic about forms and love materials. The structure of the surface is important because it makes the bowl attractive and inviting, and you feel like touching it. Krenit melamine has no decoration, and the black and white colourings together create a stress field.” With its slowly decreasing rounding and simple expression, the Krenit bowl is an example of a true classic. With a salad set that lies perfectly in the bowl and where the round head makes it easy to scoop up the dressing, Normann Copenhagen is proud to present Herbert Krenchel’s classic design. Material: Melamine Colours: black, white More info: Unique collaboration across the generations. Production of the Krenit bowl ceased in 1966, and not until the meeting with Normann Copenhagen was the production of the classic bowl resumed. The re-launch of the original Krenit bowl is the story of a unique collaboration between the design firm, Normann Copenhagen, and Herbert Krenchel which gives fresh life to the golden age of a well-known design icon. CEO Poul Madsen and Jan Andersen, Normann Copenhagen, say: “It is with deep respect for Herbert Krenchel’s original design that Normann Copenhagen is re-launching the iconic Krenit bowl. We love the Danish minimalist design from the 1950s, and when Herbert Krenchel contacted us to get Normann Copenhagen to resume production, we did not doubt for a second. The Krenit range has a plain and simple expression which goes perfectly with Normann Copenhagen.” A story continues. The story of Herbert Krenchel and the enamel Krenit bowl is a true story. After a lengthy process of finding the correct production method, the Krenit bowl was launched in 1953. It quickly became popular and a clear example of Danish quality design. In 1954 the Krenit bowl won a golden medal at La Trienale in Milan. Since then it has been displayed at several museums all over the world and can be found in countless Danish and international design homes. In the post war years there was increased interest in this beautiful high-quality design. The bowl continued to be popular and it was manufactured in 8 colours and 9 sizes. But in 1966 something happened that changed things. Enamel was no longer the preferred material, and factory departments that manufactured enamel products were closed down. Herbert Krenchel could not find another manufacturer who could supply such a bowl of the required high quality and as a consequence of this he ceased production of the Krenit bowls. Until today, it has only been possible to get hold of the originally manufactured Krenit bowls at auctions and jumble sales at high prices. With Normann Copenhagen’s re-launching of Krenit salad cutlery and Krenit bowls in steel and melamine, the story continues and Krenit is once more accessible for lovers of design throughout the world.