Reinventing the three-legged stool
The designer Simon Legald has taken up the challenge and breathed new life into the traditional stool with original materials and details. In doing so, he has created a practical and beautiful design in the cross field of craftsmanship and industry. Tap is an unexpected, different, yet familiar stackable stool in a class of its own.
The gathering between the seat and the legs is seamless, giving the stool a unified and integrated look. The flexible foam seat makes the stool look as welcoming and comfortable as an upholstered stool.
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.”