With a muted, minimalist colour palate and a distinctly contemporary feel, the Normann Copenhagen Hyg Bar Stool - Steel combines smart Danish design sensibilities with the timeless concept of “hygge.” Designer Simon Legald has put the emphasis on comfort and security, with a contoured polypropylene shell that effortlessly cradles your body, allowing you to relax in comfort in your kitchen or dining room. The stool’s simple stylings allow it to be placed seamlessly into any environment, perfect for a wide variety of settings.
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.”