Furniture for a New Era
Classic, inviting, nostalgic and curved. That's one way of describing our Era Lounge Collection. But the Era Collection is much more. The design is well-proportioned, the lines are sharp, and the feel is contemporary.
Era is simultaneously a tribute to classic Danish furniture design and an aim at creating an entirely new series of furniture with such simplicity, versatility and aesthetic and physical longevity that it can easily transcend generations. Era exudes sophistication and tranquility and invites you to enjoy pure and unadulterated relaxation!
Simon Legald says: "It took a while to get the proportions and the interaction between the soft curves and straight lines on the shells just right. It was crucial that the upholstering and stitching were carried out with the utmost precision. I wanted to create individual pieces where each item in the series had its own character. I did this through the variations of the high and low versions of the chairs, and by the different frames available for the chair and sofa. For example, the wooden frames are flat and add warmth while the slimmer, round black steel and chrome frames give a more industrial feel. Finally, the frame for the rocking chair and sofa is a slightly unexpected and playful choice for a lounge chair".
Design: Simon Legald
Awards: Winner of German Design Award ”Special Mention” 2015
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.”