Full-length solid pine planks are the central element of the Stretch Bench, emphasising the natural beauty of the wood. Compared to other wood types, pine acquires a beautiful patina over time, taking on the character of your space over time.
Simon Legald has stripped the bench back to its most basic elements, producing a striking piece of utilitarian Scandinavian design. The robust nature of the solid wood makes the Stretch a truly timeless piece, designed to last a lifetime.
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.”