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Thu 21.6.

‘Havet’ cabinet by Karl-Johan Hjerling and Karin Wallenbeck for Snickeriet (SE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 21.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

The hand-chiselled surface of the ‘Havet’ cabinet by Snickeriet

‘Havet’ – Swedish for ‘sea or waves’ is an intricately-detailed, hand-chiselled cabinet created by designers Karl-Johan Hjerling and Karin Wallenbeck for a Stockholm-based brand specialising in carpentry, Snickeriet. Developed in pine wood, each of the richly-textured cabinets is unique due to the traditional carving technique employed in its production process.

‘Havet’ cabinet by Snickeriet

More about the design:

 

‘Havet is a cabinet made out of pine. The surface treatment resembles a stormy ocean at night and is created by combining traditional craftsmanship with an unconventional technique. The pattern is chiselled by hand using an angle grinder. Just like the waves on a windy sea, each cabinet created will be unique. At first, the furniture is built as a classic cabinet with right angles and with fittings, details and interiors in place. The carpenters then chisel out the distinctive pattern – a process requiring as much time as building the cabinet itself. The pattern is carved on all sides and across all external joints and fittings, creating a monolithic and sculptural gestalt.’

‘Havet’ cabinet by Snickeriet

‘Havet’ cabinet by Snickeriet

‘Havet’ cabinet by Snickeriet

‘Havet’ cabinet by Snickeriet

‘Havet’ cabinet by Snickeriet

to the Snickeriet website