Wide floorboards in soap treated wood is a Scandi classic. Once a year the floor need a treat; scrub with a thick brush and linseed soap, rinse with icy cold water! The result is worth the effort: Suddenly the room is filled with a fresh scent of wood…of trees…It is like being in an imaginary forest! My floorboards at home were made in 1748 when our house was built. Considering the witdh of the boards the trees used to make them must have been at least 200 years old at the time. That’ll mean those trees started to grew somewhere in the north of Sweden more than 450 years ago! You can still get lovely standard floorboards in blond Swedish wood, but for the very wide ones you’ll go… Dinesen.
Showroom in Stockholm by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat (2006). Floor and table by Dinesen. Photo copyright Dinesen.
Dinesen showroom in Copenhagen. Photo copyright Dinesen.
A private home in Aarhus. Photo copyright Gert Skërlund Andersen.
Exhibition site. Photo copyright Dinesen.
Living room in a contemporary villa. Photo copyright Dinesen.