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Pia Wallén Xi cabinet

…is like a fashion statement bringing eastern and northern aesthetics together. Lovely!

Pia Wallén cabinet for Asplund

Xi cabinet by Pia Wallén for Asplund (2017). Lacquered mdf with solid oak stand, brass handle and brass back (inside the cabinet). Size 155 x 70 x 45 cm. Here at display in Asplund shop & showroom in Stockholm. Hanging kelim Stitch by Pia Wallén (2017) and kitchen Land by Johannes Norlander in a special Asplund green (2017) colour. Photo copyright insta @asplundstore

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Xi cabinet by Pia Wallén for Asplund (2017) comes in colours char and red. Xi means happy/joy in Chinese and are also the first two letters in the original spelling of XINA (China). And the name of Pia’s daughter Alva Xi. Photo copyright Asplund.

 

Asplund, Compassionates, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends, Pia Wallén 2017-02-23

Thinking Cosy

The short but beautiful summer season of Stockholm Old Town is coming to its end. We’ve seen sun and heavy rain. Every other day actually! The evenings are getting darker and the air is slightly cool. Now it’s time to turn to cosy blankets, and tea and a good book and a cat in the lap!

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Lento lounge chair and low table by Harri Koskinen for Artek. Eco throws (from top) by Elvang, Himla, Klippan and Foxford. Table and stool from Norrgavel, stool in ash naturel from Melo, lamp from Paris au mois d’août, carpet Grid by Jessica Signell Knutsson for Asplund and eco bedlinen by Harry’s Hardware.annakern_sovrum2

Wallpaper Annika by Sandberg Wallpaper, table Tati by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Asplund, lamp Tab by Barber & Osgerby for Flos, carpet Convex by Pia Wallén for Asplund. Chair Kvilt by Nina Jobs for Gärsnäs, table Bowl by Andreas Engesvik for Fogia, floor lamp Tab by Barberg & Osgerby for Flos.

Eco bedroom, interior piece for Lantliv SE by Cia Wedin. Photo copyright Anna Kern. And yes, the cat model is Baby, our sweet, demanding studio boss! You’ll find more pics of B in the link ”No Plastic” to the right.

Andreas Engesvik, Anna Kern, Asplund, Barber & Osgerby, Broberg & Ridderstråle, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Fogia, Friends, In the Season, Scandimood 2016-08-06

Miniflag summer collection

Asplund has launched a summer collection featuring their contemporary kelim Miniflag by Thomas Sandell in four new fresh colours. All carpets are handwoven in 100% wool.

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Miniflag summer collection 2015 by Thomas Sandell for Asplund Collection. Handwoven kelim in 100 % wool. Limited edition. Photo copyright Asplund.

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The Miniflag kelim blends perfectly into contemporary, classic or country Scandi style. Here a chocolate/blue beauty in a living room, on wooden floor…Photo copyright Asplund.

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..and here Miniflag Nordic Anthracite in a bedroom, on concrete floor…Photo copyright Asplund.

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Miniflag Nordic by Thomas Sandell for Asplund Collection. Photo copyright Asplund.

Asplund, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Friends 2015-07-10

The carefully chosen

Johan Ridderstråle runs the design studio Broberg & Ridderstråle together with Mats Broberg. Earlier this week Broberg & Ridderstråle were awarded the ELLE Decoration Swedish Design Awards 2015 for ”Best carpet” – namely Fleur for Asplund.
In his private home at Södermalm in Stockholm Johan Ridderstråle has worked with a few, carefully chosen additions to the original architecture from 1907. Thus creating a contemporary, handsome and very comfortable feel.

Photo copyright Stellan Herner

Kitchen by Johan Ridderstråle in natural elm wood, carrara marble and hot-rolled steel plates. Picture by Stellan Herner, from a piece by Cia Wedin for ELLE Decoration SE issue no 1/2015. Photo copyright Stellan Herner.

Fleur by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Asplund
Fleur carpet by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Asplund (2014) is hand tufted in a combination of wool and (synthetic) silk. Photo copyright Broberg & Ridderstråle.

Asplund, Broberg & Ridderstråle, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends, Stellan Herner 2015-02-06

Asplund 25 years

In the late 1990s a small family business from Stockholm gained world wide attention when they insisted on redefining the classic Scandinavian style into what they called ”a friendly minimalism”. It was sleek and cool and stylish. And a bit opportunistic too. But the collection had what was later known as the Asplund look. During the years Asplund has collaborated with a wide range of gifted designers to establish the brand as one of the most influential contemporary Swedish brands. The main bulk of production is still handmade in Sweden, in natural or durable materials. Focus lays on a minimalistic play with sophisticated colours and unexpected meetings between materials, always emphasizing the fine detail.
During Stockholm Design Week a special 25-year anniversary catalogue will be released.
Here´s a sneak-peak from the publication. Get your own copy for free, at Asplund.

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Brothers Michael and Thomas Asplund started Asplund as a design/art gallery but soon decided on their own brand. Page from Asplund 25 years anniversary catalogue.
Photo copyright Asplund. Published by permission.

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Pia Wallén was originally a fashion designer interested in handicraft methods. Her early work for Asplund amazed the design audience and many a Pia Wallén piece are considered contemporary classics. Page from Asplund 25 years anniversary catalogue.
Photo copyright Asplund. Published by permission

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The friendly minimalism comes forth in the play between form, material, colour and detail. Beach carpet by Maria Håård, Press magazine stand by Claesson, Koivisto, Rune. Page from Asplund 25 years anniversary catalogue.
Photo copyright Asplund. Published on permission.

Asplund, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends, Pia Wallén 2015-02-01

Cosy minimalism with Asplund

Swedish producer Asplund are known for their ”friendly minimalism”. Focusing on high quality design by mainly Swedish designers, using natural materials like wool, silk and steel, and working with a colouring scheme of lovely muted pastels, Asplund 2014 is contemporary Scandi at its best. This Fall the carpet collection stands out as being both classic and innovative. Especially Jessica Signell Knutssons carpet Grid, with its handwoven wool base and knotted silk pattern. It’s tactile to the touch and beautiful to look at. Best carpet this year!
It is also nice to see the fine cabinets by Claesson, Koivisto, Rune and Anya Sebton/Eva Lilja Löwenhielm in new colours.

Vass cabinet by Asplund
Vass cabinet by Claesson, Koivisto, Rune 2007/08 for Asplund Collection. Carpet Point by Sandra Adrian Asplund 2014.

Frame cabinet by Asplund
Frame cabinet by Anya Sebton and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm 2013/14 for Asplund Collection. Carpet Fleurette by Broberg & Ridderstråle.
 
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Grid carpet by Jessica Signell Knutsson for Asplund Collection 2014.

Asplund, Broberg & Ridderstråle, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Compassionates, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends, In the Season 2014-10-25