Combining luxurious tactility with striking Danish minimalism, Simon Legald has created a sumptuous stool, perfect for sharing meals or drinks around a bar or counter.
Inspired by the concept of “hygge”, the stool has been designed with comfort in mind, providing a secure and homely seat. The shell has been shaped to mirror the contours of your body, enhanced by the addition of an upholstered front, adding an extra layer of texture to the piece.
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.”