A compact storage piece, Snow G3 is designed with a small drawer, a medium drawer and an open shelf for utmost versatility. From Thomas Sandell and Jonas Bohlin and now considered a Swedish classic, the design features the familiar cutout drawer handles as the sole decorative element (and also functioning as a comfortable grip.) In a choice of soft Nordic hues, the lacquered MDF cabinet has a contrasting natural birch base. Asplund produces the fundamentally handcrafted and made-to-order collection in the small southern Swedish town of Tibro, known for its furniture-making tradition.
23.2" h x 12.4" w x 16.5" d (59x31.5x42cm)
Lacquered MDF, natural birch base
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.”