Simon Legald’s complete understanding of form and proportion combine with his love of Scandinavian minimalism to produce beautiful yet unobtrusive pieces of furniture. The Cellu Table Lamp, developed in collaboration with Normann Copenhagen, features a striking pleated PVC shade, a hallmark of table lamp design for decades. The use of modern materials carries on throughout the lamp through the aluminium body to the powder-coated steel base. The base has been enhanced by Legald’s playful use of colour, infusing the lamp with his characteristic vibrance.
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.”