Suggested by tartan plaid, Swedish maker Asplund offers a strikingly geometric sideboard with a choice of versatile storage alternatives. Kilt 137 comes with either a removable shelf behind each of 3 doors or a 2-door version with an added pair of drawers situated at the right. Fashioned in lacquered MDF in a range of colors or several wood veneer options, architect-designers Claesson Koivisto Rune's cabinet has openings at the back for ventilation or cables and solid-oak runner legs.
23.6" h x 53.9" w x 12.4" d (60x137x31.5cm)
Lacquered MDF or stained oak, walnut
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.”