Stripped of all frills and ornamentation, the large Normann Copenhagen Edge Coffee Table uses solid slabs of beautiful travertine to explore the interplay between light and shadow, the interlocking geometric shapes combining in eye-catching ways.
Simon Legald shines a spotlight on the organic nature of travertine, exploring the whorls and patterns in the material. This contrasts sharply with the man-made nature of the table, enhancing the minimalist aesthetic. The table is a stunning example of contemporary design, perfect for use in a living room or bedroom.
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.”