Family of candle holders created by
Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

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Each piece in the Folk candle holder range is different but shares the same characteristics, creating a family of objects which work together or individually (+ slideshow).

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

The inspiration for the collection of holders came from the idea that humans all share the same basic characteristics, but have different body shapes.

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

"People all share the same basic characters, but it is the details and proportions that set them apart," Simon Legald told Dezeen.

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

"Each candle holder has its own expression but share the same DNA," he said. "It was important for the different pieces to be able to function by themselves as well as together with the other family members."

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

The collection consists of a tray, candlestick tray, two different styles of candlestick, a candle holder and a tea light holder. The smaller objects fit perfectly into the trays to create a variety of use and display options.

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

Each piece comes in two different colours from a palette that includes a pale blue, burgundy, three shades of grey and a bright yellow.

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

"The colours were chosen to provide a classic feel, said Legald. "These colours make the series easy to combine and create one’s own style and feeling."

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

Legald began working for Normann Copenhagen as an intern two and a half years ago while studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and has since become the company's senior house designer.

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

"I have learned more about design the last year than have the past six years," said Legald. "Co-founder and CEO Jan Normann Andersen is a mentor for me, he knows so much about design and production, and helps me become better at what I do."

Here's some information from the designer:


Normann Copenhagen presents the Folk range of candle holders

Danish designer Simon Legald has designed a range of timeless candle holders for Normann Copenhagen made to be combined in many ways. The range consists of four different candle holders and a tray with a simple, minimalistic feel. The silhouettes, which are neither round nor square, give the Folk range their character and own unique expression.

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

Simon Legald's design is, among other things, characterised by his carefully thought out attention to detail. He has worked on the shapes, sizes and edges of Folk, so that the small candle holders fit perfectly into the trays. The asymmetric positioning of the sticks on the base is a discreet detail that makes the design more dynamic to look at.

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

Simon Legald explains: "I wanted to create a little family of cohesive products. Each candle holder should have its own expression but share the same DNA. It was important for the different pieces to be able to function by themselves as well as together with the other candle holders in the set."

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

The Folk range consists of five different pieces, each in two different colours. The colours in this series range from three classic shades of grey to light blue, burgundy and yellow. The colours have been chosen to make the range interesting and make it easy to combine the candle holders according to one’s taste and decor.

Family of candle holders created by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

Colours: Light grey, grey, dark grey, light blue, burgundy, yellow
Material: Zinc
Dimensions:
Tray: H: 1 cm x L: 21,7 cm x D: 9,8 cm, 17,5 GBP
Candlestick Tray: H: 16,5 cm x L: 18,8 cm x D: 9,8 cm
Candlestick: H: 12,6 cm x L: 10,5 cm x D: 9,3 cm
Candle Holder: H: 3 cm x L: 10,5 cm x D: 9,3 cm
Tealight Candle Holder: H: 2,6 cm x L: 10,5 cm x D: 9,3 cm, 12 GBP