The Normann Copenhagen Pind Dining Chair pays homage to the exceptional artisanship and attention to detail embodied by the American Shaker movement. Named after the Danish word for wooden stick, the Pind incorporates expertly turned wooden dowels into its design, giving the chair a timeless aesthetic, reminiscent of traditional Shaker designs.
Simon Legald has put his own contemporary twist on the design, appealing to the sensibilities of the modern consumer. A meticulously crafted elliptical seat and backrest provide unparalleled comfort.
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.”