Sumo by Simon Legald

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Simon Legald has designed a collection of poufs with distinctly anthropomorphic characteristics for Normann Copenhagen. Called Sumo, the new collection demonstrates an early emergence of our spring/summer 2013 materials direction, An(a)morphic, which sees character-laden products with tactile surfaces emerging. These new design breeds aim to soothe and soften our slick and technology-laden environments with comforting, familiar forms and pleasingly playful colour.

Each "robust and friendly" pouf is made from ash with a tactile fabric-covered foam top, and is available in a range of colours including purple and turquoise.

Legald says of the collection: "The upholstery and buttons play an important part in the otherwise simple design. I have also consciously stayed away from the square shapes and made the expression soft and pleasing to the eye."