Brand : Normann Copenhagen
Model: Form Table 95 x 200 cm
Design by Simon Legald
Normann Copenhagen highlights its position as one of the leading design and furniture manufacturers with the launch of a reinterpreted range of chairs and tables that combine a strong design idiom with an innovative industrial production technique. The name Form reflects the designer´s inspiration drawn from the design of chairs throughout history. Form is a mix of craftsmanship and design history. In addition, the series is totally unique.
Despite their individual traits, the Form Chairs, the Form Barstool and the Form Tables share the same design DNA. This is reflected, among other things, in the way the tabletop and legs are bound together using a specially developed principle similar to the one used for the chairs and stools. This makes it possible to achieve a frame construction reminiscent of the bases of the chairs. The tabletop and its rounded edges also have clear references to the Form Chairs. In addition, these give the Form Table its craftsmanship finesse.
The Form Table has a tabletop covered with linoleum and the edges, cross bars, and legs are made of solid, FSC certified American oak. Highly qualified furniture craftsmen make the wooden frames. The legs and cross bars are sanded by hand after they have been cut. After this, the parts are assembled using the moulded connectors. A layer of laminate is then used to cover the tabletop in order to increase its strength and ensure an even surface, so it doesn’t begin to bulge over a long period of time. Finally, the table is finished with a layer of linoleum cut by hand for an exact fit.
Linoleum is a durable material, which is easy to maintain. It is also resistant to scratches. Linoleum is made of a combination of linseed oil, resin, limestone, saw dust, and natural pigments and it is known to be a highly functional material with anti-bacterial properties. Furthermore, it is very comfortable to the touch and has a beautiful matte finish. Together with the warm glow from the oak, this makes the Form Table calm and harmonious to look at.
The quality materials and the rounded design language used for the Form Table give it a sensuous and welcoming expression. The legs are mounted onto the tabletop using specially developed moulded aluminium connectors in the same colour as the tabletop. The curved edges and rounded corners of the table soften the look, while the connectors work as an industrial contrast to the natural materials.
The Form Table is available in square and rectangular versions in six classic colours that fit perfectly with the well thought out palette of the Form Chairs. Its durable materials the Form Table is also ideal for public environments where intensive use and hard wear can be experienced.
Colours: White, Black, Light Grey, Blue, Red, Green
Materials: Tabletop: linoleum. Legs & frame: Oak. Connectors: Aluminium
Size : H: 74,4 x L: 200 x D: 95 cm
AWARDS : Winner of IF Design Award 2016
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.”