Born in Prüm, Germany, in 1962. He graduated in Architecture at the Munich Technical University.
In 1995 he took part in various trade fairs in Munich and New York with a patented product: the folding armchair Attila which became part of the Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.
In the same year, during rebuilding of an apartment in Munich, he invented the first kitchen with sliding work surface: k2, presented in 2000 at the furniture trade fairs of Cologne, Milan and Chicago.
In 1998 he was named one of the 100 best interior architects and designers by the magazine Architektur & Wohnen. In 2002 there was the presentation of the kitchen K10 with a new folding ventilation system in Cologne and Milan. In 2003 the norbert wangen trademark was transferred to Boffi.
In the following years the kitchen collection was enriched with k11and k12.
2004 award by the wallpaper magazine for the best domestic design.
In 2007 he launched the kitchen k14 (innovative for purity and design essentiality), the L10 washbasin in Carrara marble and the w1 kitchen and bathroom taps.
In 2008 his collection has been enriched with bathroom cabinets b14, which is developed in b15 in 2010.
In 2009 he presented the k1 kitchen; in 2012 the b20 and b21 bathroom cabinets and the k20 kitchen.
In 2014 he cooperate at the interior design project for the Hotel Flushing Meadows in Munich.
In 2015 Norbert Wangen got selected by Wallpaper as one of the top 100 product designers.
In 2018 the K20 kitchen evolves into K21.
In 2019 the K series is enriched with the new K5, K6 and K6+6 models.