Constructed from solid pine, the Plank Bookcase is a striking piece of contemporary design from Normann Copenhagen and Simon Legald.
The wood is wonderfully tactile and durable, inviting touch and interaction. The low height of the bookcase makes it incredibly versatile, whether used as a bench in a hallway, placed behind a sofa to act as a room divider, or placed against a wall in its traditional role as a bookshelf. Finished with a clear UV varnish, the bookcase is protected from the sun without compromising on the wood’s natural beauty.
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.”