Four legs and a seat shell
by Thomas Wagner | 6/13/2015
Normann Copenhagen highlights its position as one of the leading Scandinavian design and furniture manufacturer with the launch of a reinterpreted range of shell chairs and dining tables that combine a strong design idiom with an innovative industrial production. The name Form reflects the designer´s inspiration drawn from the design of chairs throughout history. With its soft silhouette that merges into a rigid Scandinavian wooden frame, the Form Chair offers the makings of the perfect chair.
Simon Legald has been ambitious in his design of Form and challenged the traditional type of construction seen in a chair. For example, he has created an innovative solution for the integration of frame and seat as well as opting for a classic, wooden frame that gives the chair an incredibly strong construction. The Form Chair and Form Table share the same design DNA, in spite of their individual traits. This is reflected, among other things, in the way the tabletop and legs are bound together using the same design principles as the Form Chair.
Form Chair is a contemporary shell chair in plastic with an oak, walnut or lacquered steel frame. The moulded shell has a slightly curved shape that follows the body ensuring optimal seating comfort. Form Table is an oak table with a linoleum tabletop, which has a matt surface that is pleasant to the touch. The rounded oak edges make the design of the table come together beautifully. These materials give the furniture pieces an exclusive character and high durability, making them suitable for several environments.
Simon Legald says: ”I've analysed hundreds of chair designs from various time periods. I've developed a technique that allows the connections between the frame and seat to be a naturally integrated part of the design. The frame is secured by a single plastic mould, which makes it appear almost as if the frame is growing out of the shell. This gives the design flexibility and makes it possible to vary the frame in a great number of ways. Form Chair is a combination of traditional craftsmanship and design history. At the same time, it is entirely unique”.
The range is available in a choice of six colours. Form Chair with a wooden frame has a warm and classic Scandinavian feel. The steel variation has a slimmer profile with an attractive tone-on-tone look. The square and oblong versions of Form Table allow ample opportunity to create a classic and contemporary decor.
|Seat finish||without upholstery|
|Height of seat||430 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||without back padding|
|Armrest finish||without armrests|
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