Draped like a piece of fabric, the Normann Copenhagen Drape Lounge Chair has a striking elegance that enhances its surroundings and creates an oasis of calm in your living space. The combination of fabric and leather upholstery speaks to Simon Legald’s peerless command of materials, expertly blending them together to create a cohesive and tactile seating solution.
The slender metal frame adds lightness to the piece, contrasting with the generously proportioned seat shell. The contours cradle the body, mirroring the sitter’s curves, making the chair perfect for curling up with a coffee and a book.
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.”