Pairing an effortlessly light powder-coated steel base with a tactile solid wood top, the Kip Desk is a beautiful piece of contemporary design, crafted with meticulous attention to detail by Normann Copenhagen.
Simon Legald’s use of honest materials combines with the desk’s robust construction to produce a timeless piece of furniture with a humble aesthetic. The minimalist colour palette allows the desk to be used in a wide variety of environments, whether tucked away in the corner of a living room or taking pride of place in a home office.
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.”