Drawing inspiration from watch straps, conveyor belts, and iconic 1950s furniture designs, Simon Legald has created a striking collection of contemporary storage pieces, bearing his trademark brand of sleek minimalism and functionality. The sideboard is closed with a rolling louvred shutter, cleverly hidden in the cabinet’s back, with a pulley system that ensures a smooth glide.
The repeated pattern of the plastic slats and inviting colour palate combine to create a confident piece of contemporary design, ideally suited for use in both the living room and home office. The interior shelves can be easily reconfigured to suit your needs, giving you a versatile way to store a wide variety of different objects, from ring binders and books to glass, porcelain, and other decorative pieces.
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.”