With a striking minimalist aesthetic, and Simon Legald’s characteristic lightness of form, the Drape collection combines natural and manmade silhouettes to incredible effect. The chair’s curved shell appears to be draped over the metal frame, giving it an unmatched warmth and openness.
The low profile of the metal frame gives it a sleek modernity, in contrast to the artisanal warmth of the model with the wooden legs.
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.”