With a sleek base and polypropylene shell, the Normann Copenhagen Hyg Bar Stool - Black Oak has a chic minimalist look, brought to life by Simon Legald. Embodying the Danish concept of “hygge,” the stool has been designed with comfort, security, and warmth in mind. Perfectly sized for placing alongside a kitchen counter or breakfast bar, the chair’s shell perfectly mirrors the contours of your body, allowing you to relax for hours while sharing a meal with friends or unwinding with a drink.
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.”