A Solid and Highly Detailed Little Brother
Simon Legald has created a shoe rack for Normann Copenhagen that has both an industrial and simple feel. Sko is made with robust, Scandinavian materials and consists of a frame with two perforated steel shelves. Sko is perfect for places where extra storage space is needed for shoes and boots, such as the hallway and bedroom etc.
Sko has been designed without any unnecessary components. Simon Legald has stripped the design right down to its essence in order to draw focus to the details. The shoe rack consists of accentuated screws and bolts as well as perforated shelves, which go cast creative shadows on the floor. Sko is a younger brother of the Toj clothes rack, one of Simon Legald's earlier designs for Normann Copenhagen. Both of them make use of the same basic principles and minimal features.
Simon Legald says: ”I really like designing things that are not typically seen as design products. For me, a shoe rack is something that is overlooked in the world of design and therefore, it has been a fun process.”Design: Simon Legald
Simon Legald graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the summer of 2012. His work consists of both small- and large scale products. Simon’s designs are often created in a dialogue between craftsmanship and industry. He also likes to incorporate the techniques that are necessary for the structure of a product into the design by highlighting them visually.
“Honesty is what makes a product understandable and is what describes the products functionality. If you understand the product, it does not 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 design, 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.”