A Playful Moroccan Pillow
Circus draws inspiration from antique Moroccan leather poufs, whose focus is on handcraft and construction. The designer Simon Legald has explored the design construction and played with the details.
The traditional patchwork patterns are replaced by a simple and clean triangle motif, giving the pouf a contemporary look. Circus is a playful, yet at the same time sophisticated, addition to any furnishing.
Designer Simon Legald says: “I like to work in depth with the construction of a design in order to achieve optimal functionality. Circus is made from two different types of foam: firm foam to maintain the shape of the bottom part of the pouf and softer foam above to provide excellent sitting comfort. Circus changes its feel depending on what you put it together with”
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.”