With elegantly impressive dimensions, Swedish maker Asplund offers an expanded sideboard Kilt 180 by Claesson Koivisto Rune with the series’ signature frontispiece suggested by a classic tartan. The storage unit is available in a choice of versions—with 4 doors that front compartments with an interior shelf each or, alternatively, with 3 doors on the left and 2 drawers on the right. Resting on solid oak legs, the cabinet has an opening at the back for ventilation or cables and is available in lacquered MDF in a curated run of Nordic hues or in oak veneer with a choice of stained finishes, all carefully crafted in Sweden.
- Small: 23.6" h x 70.9" w x 12.4" d (60x180x31.5cm)
- Large: 23.6" h x 70.9" w x 17.7" d (60x180x45cm)
Oak or walnut, lacquered MDF
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.”