Bent birch wood with rattan weave.
Clean with damp cloth.
Traditional refinement meets clean, contemporary lines in this series of serving trays in French wicker. The Salon trays bring French wicker into a new context, allowing the material's strength and neat appearance to shine forth in a simple design.
In the Salon tray, the airy wicker is edged with a prominent rim in painted veneer. The rim's clean surface is broken by two symmetrical notches, which can be used to get a steady grip on the tray, while also adding form to the design. Classic materials and modern design fuse together to create a sense of edgy elegance.
Use the trays to carry drinks and snacks from the kitchen to the living room, dining room or garden, or for storage and decoration.
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."