Designers Thomas Sandell and Jonas Bohlin's Snow E comes with the option of either solid or clear glass doors. For the now-classic Swedish range, their conceit is elegantly simple with only cutout handles as a decorative element (and also functioning as a comfortable grip.) Fashioned in lacquered MDF in a choice of soft Nordic hues, the piece has a contrasting natural birch base. Asplund produces the fundamentally handcrafted and made-to-order furnishings in the small town of Tibro in southern Sweden, known for its furniture-making tradition. Meant to last for generations, the unit functions alone or in combination with other companion collection pieces; affixing to the wall is recommended.
- Small: 42.91" h x 35.43" w x 11.81" d (109x90x30cm)
- High: 42.91" h x 35.43" w x 16.53" d (109x90x42cm)
Lacquered MDF, transparent glass
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.”