If you’ve never heard of Nomos then you might be wondering why we’re so excited about them? Just a glass table right? ‘Oh contraire”… Nomos tables are actually design thoroughbreds and the beautiful creation of award-winning British architect Sir Norman Foster.
Second hand Nomos tables in excellent condition are therefore sought after and also pretty rare! But if after all that the name Sir Norman Foster still leaves you in the dark, read on and be inspired… now SOLD
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Sir Norman Foster
Born in 1935, and raised in a working-class family, Foster was always intrigued by design from an early age. After working for two years in the City Treasurer’s office studying commercial law he went on to carry out national service in the Royal Air Force where he then started to realise his interest for architecture.
Foster went on to gain an internship at a local architects which resulted in him winning a place at the University of Manchester School of Architecture. From here he went on to Yale University in the USA, where he won a scholarship and gained a Masters Degree in Architecture.
In 1963, he returned to the UK where he set up his own practice “Team 4” which later became Foster + Partners.
Since then he has received more than 190 awards and won more than 50 national and international competitions. His breakthrough design was Wembley Stadium and the Willis Building in Ipswich which is now seen as a landmark in the development of ‘high tech’ architectural style.
Known for his sleek, modern designs made of steel and glass, Sir Norman Foster is famously known for many amazing and innovative building structures and landmarks:
- Millennium Bridge
- City Hall, London
- Wembley Stadium
- Imperial War Museum
- World Trade Center, New York
- Bloomberg HQ, London
- Her MAJESTY’S Treasury Redevelopment
- Stanstead Airport
- Millau Viaduct
- Plus many many more!
Nomos Meeting Tables
The Nomos table then is certainly a reflection of Foster’s stunning product design and is an architectural structure in itself! The entire Nomos range is recognised worldwide for its design and this multipurpose table has been designed with flexibility in mind so it can be used both in the office and at home.
In 1999, Tecno wanted to design a new table to mark the millennium and so the Nomos was born. Nomos, the definition of ‘fair distribution’ in Greek, is all about creating the perfect workspace for the user… and don’t they just.
The structure of the Nomos table features a cleverly engineered tubular frame that’s often compared to the legs of a lunar landing unit or grasshopper. However, when combined with its beautiful glass top the Nomos meeting table is a design classic and another Sir Norman Foster statement.