This version of Frame XL opens up the view by adding glass sides that show off the objects spotlighted within. Designers Anya Sebton and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm add a tall variation to their crisply styled and well-proportioned storage series with monochromatic matching interior and cabinet for Swedish forward brand Asplund. Fashioned in lacquered MDF in a tempting palette of cool hues, it's equipped with 4 glass shelves inside for a low-key display. For a final touch, the designers add genuine leather handles to provide textural interest. Affixing to the wall with included security straps is recommended.
- 81.1" h x 31.5" w x 14.6" d (206x80x37cm)
- Base: 2.4" h (6cm)
Lacquered MDF, natural leather, transparent glass
“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.”