Kilt Light 180 Cabinet
A handsome low sideboard in Swedish maker Asplund’s storage collection Kilt Light, the elongated 180 offers roomy compartmentalization behind its 4 doors. Stockholm-based architect-designers Claesson Koivisto Rune pattern the front with geometrics suggested by classic tartan and scaled to dimensions that adhere to the “golden ratio,” considered the most aesthetically pleasing proportions since they were first proposed by ancient Greeks. Beautifully crafted in Sweden, the cabinet in lacquered MDF is offered in a curated selection of subtle Nordic tones and has an opening at the back for ventilation or cables. The powder-coated metal base comes in either the same color to match or a contrasting choice.
34.25" h x 70.86" w x 17.71" d (87x180x45cm)
Lacquered MDF, powder coated metal
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.”