Perched on a slender steel frame, the Ark collection’s plump cushions invite you to relax, supported by the innovative mixture of high and low-density foam. Upholstered in richly tactile fabric, the three-seater sofa gives you ample room to stretch out, making the ideal centrepiece for any living room or office space.
The slender steel frame adds strength and lightness, suspending the piece and increasing its versatility through an interchangeable system of different modules. Designer Simon Legald’s end goal was to capture a light, minimalist idiom in a sofa that was practical, comfortable, and flexible.
Simon Legald studies design at the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and will graduate in the Summer of 2012. His work consists of both small- and large scale products.
“Honesty is what makes a product understandable, and is what describes functionality of the products. If you understand the product, it doesn’t need any explanation. The essence of my design is for it to be bought and used. Therefore it has to satisfy not only the functional aspects, but also the psychological- and aesthetic needs. For me simplicity describes the true identity of objects, and makes them trustworthy. In my designs I try not to add any unnecessary details. I work with simplicity by highlighting the necessities instead of hiding them. It gives the product a simple and honest expression.”