Junto carafe & cups
Simon Legald's Junto series is inspired by the traditional Spanish botijo. The design is both rigorous and soft, with a hearty, hand-made feel from its rustic, fired clay.
Just like the typical botijo, Junto is made from terracotta, which has been used for centuries for its cooling properties. The botijo's characteristic combination of two spouts, one for filling and another for pouring, is reinterpreted in Junto's sleek, contemporary design, and accompanied by matching cups.
The series alternates different surfaces: matt and glazed, grooved and smooth, creating an attractive dynamic, especially when the carafe and cups are used together. Add a touch of southern warmth to the table, and let the earthy red colour of fired terracotta bring depth and glow to a light Scandinavian decor.
Designed by 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.”