The Pad lounge series attains its special character from the combinations of materials, tactility and shape. Molded shells in oak veneer stand in contrast to a soft padded front, while a metal frame adds strength and airiness. In full, a balanced design, which captures the comfortable and the streamlined, the classic and the foresighted.
Pad lounge chairs are made up of a solid steel frame, in which sections of strong oak veneer form the backrest and seat. The veneer is fitted with molded PU foam, which is then upholstered by skilled upholsterers. The shape is boxy, yet perfectly rounded; Organic texture and warmth flirt with cool shine in the meeting of wood, textile and steel. The front-padded design is as comfortable as it is elegant, making Pad the perfect addition to the sophisticated lounge or lobby.
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.”