The column is an architectural feature that for years has served as a source of inspiration for artists and designers.
As a tribute to the column’s architectural significance, designer Simon Legald has chosen to emphasize the column’s form in his otherwise straightforward Scala design. This has the added benefit of providing the table with a high degree of stability. Scala’s characteristic frame is composed of four columns that change in expression depending on the vantage point. The sturdy base is fashioned from solid steel while the round tabletop is available in either oak veneer, marble or stainless steel.
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.”