Lars Norinder studied furniture design and interior architecture at Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm from 1960 to 1964. From 1972 to 1973 Norinder also studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in the same city.
During ten years from 1964 Norinder worked for architects Bengt Lindroos and Peter Celsing. In 1974 he founded his own design studio in Stockholm. Of Norinders furniture designs the chair and table Plåtis from 1971 and the chair Sophia from 1973 that he designed together with Lars Fahlsten are the most well-known. Both pieces are a part of the collections at the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm.
Norinder also designed for KF, the Swedish Cooperative Wholesales Union, including the Nimbus stool. For IKEA he made a.o. the Terje folding chair and the chair Albert. Eje Ström and Kalmarsundsgruppen were other clients of Norinder's during the 1980s.
Lars Norinder passed away in 1992 at the age of 53.