In order to sit comfortably for long periods, people need freedom of movement.
The Form rocking chair has a molded plastic shell with a wide, curved seat, which gives plenty of opportunity for changing ones sitting position. The thickness of the shell also transitions from 1 cm at the seat to 4 mm at the top of the backrest. This ensures strength and support where the weight is borne most, as well as good flexibility for the back. The rocking frame also offers extra potential for movement, and the comfortable, rocking rhythm has been shown to be both calming and relaxing.
In addition to the comfort benefits of the rocking chair, it is especially well suited for creating inviting corners and expressive environments in all types of settings. With its sculptural silhouette and meticulous consideration for details, the Form rocking chair captures ones eye, creating atmosphere and seamlessly completing decors in large as well as small rooms.
The Form rocking chair is available both with and without armrests. It is a natural extension of the existing wooden frame and illustrates the rich potential of the design. Designer Simon Legald has this to say about the newest family member of the series:
"The rocking frame was actually one of the first frames I designed. I think that there is something unexpected and surprising about the combination of an industrial, plastic shell and the more traditional wooden rocking chair frame. The frame is extremely strong and has been assembled by hand by furniture craftsmen who have ensured that the quality is the best possible. The parts for the wooden bases are treated with two coats of clear varnish before they are mounted onto the shell. This makes the frame extra hard-wearing and offers a beautiful, natural surface."
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 doesn’t 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.”