Mobile Side Table in a Light Design
Its function is evident; its design is refined. Block is a mobile side table on wheels that has a light and airy expression. Block is a versatile piece of furniture with many different uses in the home.
It was inspired by the well-known tray table. The table has a rectangular shape and is easily moved around using one of its four handles, which are natural extensions of the legs. Block has no specific direction and can be used from all four sides. This makes Block highly functional for multiple uses, including as a side table, tea table, coffee table and bedside table.
Simon Legald explains: “For me, designing is a game between craftsmanship and industry, and both elements need to come together. Block is a simplification and modernization of the well-known tray table. It is a side table with wheels and an alternative to the traditional coffee table.”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.”