A tall unit with deep storage drawers, Snow J follows the template of Asplund's storage collection considered as a 20th century Swedish classic. Thomas Sandell and Jonas Bohlin's concept is strikingly simple, signified by the cutout handles used as both a decorative element and to give a comfortable grip. The lacquered MDF cabinet with soft-closing drawers comes in a select range of Nordic-influenced tones set on a contrasting natural birch base. Handcrafted and made to order in the small town of Tibro in southern Sweden, with its long furniture-making tradition, and meant to last for generations; affixing unit to the wall is recommended.
42.9" h x 12.3" w x 16.5" d (109x31.3x42cm)
Lacquered MDF, natural or oak birch
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.”