Fashioned in solid brass with a brushed finish, Youngster joins Asplund’s exclusive assortment of diminutive artisan tables. Stockholm design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune populates each “critter” from its Zoo collection of mini furnishings with multiple feet that suggest an animal walking. Each model is only produced in a limited numbered edition of 100 and Youngster can mix with its fellows Full Grown and Puppy in a grouping or stand on its own as an occasional table or collectible.
7.87" h x 17.71" w x 26.72" d (20x45x68cm)
Solid metal: brushed brass
“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.”