Named for the Danish word for wooden stick, the Pind Dining Armchair is defined by the wooden dowels that compose its frame. Simon Legald has drawn inspiration from the classic designs of the influential Shaker movement, honouring its elegance, attention to detail, and artisanship.
Legald has seamlessly reimagined these principles in a contemporary light, creating a piece that meets the needs of the modern consumer. With a curved backrest and seat that provides exceptional comfort, and subtly-angled armrests, the dining armchair is a timeless addition to any home.
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.”