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Simon Karkov is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture and brings a distinct structural sensibility to everything he creates. Since the sixties he has been working for several architecture offices in Denmark and has for the past 10 years worked mainly for the Municipality of Frederiksberg. During this period he left his mark on several projects including the magnificent Frederiksberg Hospital and Frederiksberg Gymnasium. He is a firm believer in the power of the first sketch which he then refines before turning it into a practical model. The model is then adjusted over a period of time until the final prototype can be created. It was this process that was applied to possibly his most renowned work the Norm lighting series for Normann Copenhagen. This collection of modern self assembly hanging lights and lamps are instantly recognizable and strike a wonderful chord in almost any interior. Simon Karkov is retired and living in Turkey but still lends his vision to new projects that speak to him.

Simon Karkov

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