Constructed from sustainably sourced oak, the Normann Copenhagen Grow Coffee Table takes its name from the sleek transition between its surface and legs, which convey the impression that the legs are rooting from the tabletop. With a simplistic silhouette that oozes timeless charm, its bevelled edges and oval legs lend the table a visual lightness, allowing the gorgeous oak wood to take centre stage. Ideally utilised in a living space, its contemporary profile is the perfect pedestal for resting down a beverage or book whilst relaxing on the sofa. Part of the Grow collection.
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.”