With a extravagant round tabletop extending more than 6 feet in diameter, Mega from designers Anya Sebton and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm certainly lives up to its name. First suggested by a museum exhibition at Paris' Palais Royale, the table series made in Sweden by Asplund employs a paneled column base in solid oak as its signature motif. With a corresponding solid-oak edge in the same finish, the oak-veneer tabletop is coated with polyurethaning lacquer and the table is available in a impressive range of stain colors. Designer Anya likens the Palais range to "the elegance and luxury from past tense,“ combined with "a pure Scandinavian expression.
- 28.7" h x 68.9" dia (73x175cm)
- Base: 25.6" dia (65cm)
- 28.7" h x 78.7" dia (73x200cm)
- Base: 36.2" dia (92cm)
Solid oak or ash, polyurethane lacquer
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.”