Danish designer Simon Legald has designed for Normann Copenhagen a new range of lounge chairs that combines modern production techniques with traditional furniture craftsmanship. Initially introduced in April 2014 at the Milan Design Week, Era is a nostalgic and inviting collection with a contemporary feel.
The collection offers a variety of leg and backseat styles that accommodates modern interiors and their need for flexibility. The streamline design is evident in all models, making it suitable for many different environments. ‘The Era collection is designed to transcend generations and is just as at home with lovers of design or families with children, as it is with young couples or their grandparents’, says Normann Copenhagen.
The Era Lounge Chair is available in both a high and low version. The legs are available in oak, walnut, black lacquered steel or chrome, as well a chrome frame for the rocking chair. A footstool is also available for the Era collection, allowing ample opportunity for comfortable relaxation and rest for the feet. Once you have chosen your ideal backrest and legs, you have the opportunity of choosing between two lovely wool textiles with a vivid feel and beautiful structures, or soft, durable leather in a vast number of colours.
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 chairs where each one had its own character. I did this through the variations of the high and low versions, and by the different frames available for the chair. For example, the wooden frames are flat and add warmth while the slimmer, round steel and chrome frames give a more industrial feel. Finally, the frame for the rocking chair is a slightly unexpected and playful choice for a lounge chair.
The entire Era Collection is made to order, with all pieces having a delivery time of 6-8 weeks.
Design: Simon Legald
Manufacturer: Normann Copenhagen
Shell/Cushion Materials: PU Foam, Textile or Leather: Gabriel – Fame – 60 colours, Gabriel – Breeze Fusion – 24 colours, Sørensen Leather – Tango Leather – 21 colours
Legs: Lounge Chair & Footstool: Oak, Walnut, Lacquered Steel, Chrome. Rocking Chair: Chrome
Lounge Chair Low Sizes: H: 77 x L: 72 x D: 75 cm – SH: 40 cm
Lounge Chair High Sizes: H: 103 x L: 72 x D: 80 cm – SH: 40 cm
Rocking Chair Low Sizes: H: 75 cm x L: 72 cm x D: 80 cm – SH: 38 cm
Rocking Chair High Sizes: H: 100 x L: 72 x D: 81 cm, SH: 38 cm
Footstool Sizes: H: 39 x L: 53 x D: 42 cm
About Simon Legald
The Danish designer Simon Legald graduated from Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the summer of 2012. His work consists of both small and large-scale products, often created in the cross field between craftsmanship and industry. Simon Legald likes to use the necessary techniques for his designs as part of their expression. He does this by highlighting them visually as opposed to hiding them.
*All images and information courtesy of Normann Copenhagen.