Normann Copenhagen make beautiful things. This sounds quite simple but in practise it is rather difficult, especially in a world where good design increasingly comes a poor second to low price. Good design should never be an excuse for a higher price but it is often a legitimate reason. Superior products by definition should contain superior materials and can require small scale manufacturing involving many skilled processes. The Craft Mills exemplify this approach. With a top turned from a single piece of white or black marble its finish is subject to the whim of nature, sometimes a solid colour, other times shot through with veins and swirls. The body is turned from oak and creates a delightful tactile contrast when one hand is placed on the cool top and the other on the warm body. Inside the mill you will find a ceramic grinding mechanism good for grinding salt or pepper under normal conditions for up to two hundred years. This is how things used to be made, desirable objects with the potential for being passed down.