Full Grown is part of designer Claesson Koivisto Rune’s menagerie of exclusive mini tables created for Swedish brand Asplund. A numbered limited edition of 100 pieces, it’s fashioned in solid stainless steel and features a set of unusual legs that resemble an animal walking. With its diminutive size, it can be used as an objet d’art, a stand-alone coffee table or combined with the other pieces of the Zoo collection in contrasting solid brass and copper.
8.66" h x 18.11" w x 39.37" d (22x46x100cm)
Brushed stainless steel
“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.”