The Vass 60 series is a taller version of Asplund’s refined storage named with the Swedish word for “reed” that alludes to the linear door pattern. Stockholm studio Claesson Koivisto Rune offers adaptable space behind the cabinet doors with a removable shelf as well as backside holes for cables. The raised cabinet comes in a choice of lacquered MDF in a number of colors or stained oak, both with the stand base in a wood finish.
- Small: 36.22" h x 35.43" w x 15.74" d (92x90x40cm)
- Medium: 36.22" h x 53.14" w x 15.74" d (92x135x40cm)
- Large: 36.22" h x 70.86" w x 15.74" d (92x180x40cm)
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.”