Asplund × Claesson Koivisto Rune
Vass Wall: 40
$2,191 - $3,831
In an extended horizontal iteration, the wall-mounted version of Vass 40 offers versatile storage behind the series' signature patterned doors. Named for the Swedish word for “reed” that alludes to the front design, Stockholm studio Claesson Koivisto Rune offers a choice of 2-door or 3-door versions with backside holes for cables. Secured to the wall via screws from the inside through a wall-mounted bar, Vass comes in lacquered MDF in an extensive range of colors or in stained oak.
- Small: 15.7" h x 35.4" w x 15.7" d (40x90x40cm)
- Medium: 15.7" h x 53.1" w x 15.7" d (40x135x40cm)
Oak or walnut, lacquered MDF
“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.”