With an enviable expanse, designers Claesson Koivisto Rune offer a mega variation on their Kilt open-front storage with the dramatic model 180. The fixed-shelf arrangement repeats the collection’s signature tartan theme with proportions derived from the “golden ratio” of classic architecture, acknowledged as the most pleasing. Carefully produced in Sweden for Asplund, the statement-maker cabinet with matching legs is available in a select range of woodgrain finishes in stained oak.
- Small: 23.62" h x 70.86" w x 11.61" d (60x180x29.5cm)
- Large: 23.62" h x 70.86" w x 17.12" d (60x180x43.5cm)
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.”