This tall monochrome stunner perfectly illustrates Anya Sebton and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm’s vision for their Frame storage series. Teaming up for Stockholm-based Aspund, the Swedish designers offer a lacquered MDF cabinet with matching powder-coated metal base in a palette of cool Nordic tones. Handles in natural leather accent the asymmetrical facade with double doors in glass or with a glass and solid-lacquer door combo in the Semi version.
66.9" h x 35.4" w x 15.7" d (170x90x40cm)
Lacquered MDF, natural leather, transparent glass, powder-coated metal
Made in Sweden
“Small details are more important in simple minimalist design, because you see every line,” says Sandra Adrian Asplund, creative director at the eponymous Stockholm-based furniture brand. The brothers Asplund—Michael, an art dealer, and Thomas, a banker—originally teamed up to open a gallery that treated furnishings as works of fine art. When their vision took off, Sandra joined the team as creative head (and later spouse of Thomas) to develop a collection in a style they dub “Friendly Minimalism” that has grown into an internationally acclaimed design leader.
A warmer take on iconic Swedish minimalism, the Asplund look is similarly grounded in functionality and and hews to an ethos of sustainably. “Natural materials often require a bit of love and care, but in return, they age beautifully and last a lifetime,” says Sandra. Carefully produced in Sweden with environmentally friendly processes and a large measure of hand craftsmanship, Asplund goods are contemporary heirlooms, she says. “Unless every inch is perfect, it is not good enough.”