A wooden chair for all
At this year’s 3daysofdesign festival, Normann Copenhagen presents its new wooden chair, Timb – a design celebrating the classic principles of craftsmanship for an honest chair and a logical construction with respect for its material. Timb is the fundamental essence of a chair whose clean and humble design emerges from its function, which is why designer Simon Legald considers his new wooden chair to be a particularly meaningful addition to Normann Copenhagen’s collection of dining chairs. The name Timb is an expression of the chair’s simple vision for the value of its material.
Timb is the fundamental essence of a chair whose clean and humble design emerges from its function, which is why designer Simon Legald considers his new wooden chair to be a particularly meaningful addition to Normann Copenhagen’s collection of dining chairs. The name Timb is an expression of the chair’s simple vision for the value of its material.
The Timb chair has a simple wooden structure with a richness of detail in the contrast between its curves and sharp lines. Its artisan traditions are also visible in its elegant dowel joints, which make it possible to manufacture the chair without the need for screws, allowing the wood itself to act as focal point. The chair comprises a frame of solid ash and a wide, comfortable seat and backrest made from ash veneer. Timb is available in a golden brown or black lacquered edition, either with or without armrests.
Produced in Europe
Timb is produced responsibly using materials and craftmanship of the highest quality for sustainable and long-lasting furniture. Following a careful search for precisely the right partner, the choice fell on a manufacturer in Portugal with a long tradition of working with ash. Ash is indigenous to Europe and known for its elasticity and tensile strength, which is why it has a long history of being used in the furniture industry. The ash used for Timb is sourced in France and is PEFC-certified, ensuring sustainable forestry.
For increased comfort, the chair is also available with its seat and backrest upholstered in Ultra leather from Normann Copenhagen’s long-time collaborator Sørensen Leather. This embossed leather surface is both a durable choice and a great opportunity to add structure to the design. The leather upholstery comes in either black or camel to match the color of the frame and is manufactured entirely without the use of PCP or CFC, which are harmful to the environment.
The art of adapting
The Timb chair’s humble nature allows the design to blend easily and elegantly into almost any environment, yielding space to other more prominent elements of the interior. The solid craftsmanship is visible from all angles, and there is a distinct structure to its shape that also allows for repetition, making Timb an excellent choice not just for the home but for cafés, restaurants, cafeterias and educational institutions as well. A wooden chair for all.
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 does not 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.”