From their Vass storage collection, Stockholm-based designer studio Claesson Koivisto Rune offers a flush-to-the-floor base unit in a choice of 3 sizes. Behind the front doors lies adjustable storage space with a removable shelf as well as backside holes for cables. Cabinet fashioned in color-lacquered MDF or stained oak, with the incised grass-like pattern reflected in its name (it’s Swedish for “reed.”)
- Small: 25.5" h x 35" w x 15.7" d (65x90x40cm)
- Medium: 17.7" h x 53" w x 15.7" d (45x135x40cm)
- Large: 25.5" h x 71" w x 15.7" d (65x180x40cm)
Lacquered MDF or stained oak
“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.”