With effortless lines and encircling contours, the Normann Copenhagen Hyg Lounge Chair High Back and Footstool creates a perfect bubble of calm in your lounge, enfolding you in a sense of comfort and security. Designer Simon Legald was inspired by the Danish concept of “hygge”, sharing experiences with friends and feeling warmth and comfort. The chair combines the warmth and rich textures of the leather upholstery with the clean minimalist lines of the aluminium base. The deeply curved seat shell allows for a wide variety of sitting positions, making the chair and accompanying footstool incredibly versatile, the perfect centrepiece for any living space.
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.”