Terra is small table with clear references to southern craft traditions.
Designer Simon Legald has worked with the proportions between the solid terrazzo tabletop and the more delicate steel legs, so that the overall expression is both elegant and rustic.
Simon Legald’s inspiration for Terra came from a visit to a small Italian terrazzo factory, where he fell in love with the expressive material produced there according to original Italian practices. No two terrazzo sheets are alike - each one has a unique mix of flaked stone with distinctive shapes and interplay of colors.
Terra can be used both outdoors and indoors. The legs are made from galvanized steel and the terrazzo top is treated with a sealant so that the table can withstand wind and weather. The low Terra table is ideal as a coffee table, while the taller but smaller version can be used as a side table or plant stand. The two sizes are also attractive when used in combination.
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.”