The furniture term Norman typically refers to a style or design that is characteristic of the Normandy region in France. Norman furniture often incorporates elements from both French and English styles, showcasing a blend of elegance and simplicity. It is commonly associated with the use of heavy, sturdy materials such as oak and features intricate carvings and details. Style of the French conquerors of England after 1066. Rugged, bold, large-scaled, sparing ornaments, hard outlines.