Hailed as a Swedish design classic, Asplund's storage unit with drawers was first unveiled by Thomas Sandell and Jonas Bohlin in 1994. The concept is purposely simple, with cutout handles providing both a decorative element and the ease of a comfortable grip. Snow A features wide soft-closing drawers in a lacquered MDF cabinet available in a range of tempered Nordic colors, with a contrasting natural birch base. Production takes place in the small town of Tibro in southern Sweden, with its long furniture-making tradition, and Snow is still fundamentally handcrafted and made to order. Elegantly functional alone or in combination with other companion collection pieces; fixing to the wall is recommended.
- Small (Snow A2): 23.22" h x 35.43" w x 16.53" d (59x90x42cm)
- Medium ( Snow A3): 33.07" h x 35.43" w x 16.53" d (84x90x42cm)
- High ( Snow A): 42.91" h x 35.43" w x 16.53" d (109x90x42cm)
Lacquered MDF, natural birch base
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.”