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. (more…)
'Awkward' tables by Marte Frøystad, as part of the Furuhaelvetica project
Pine. When it comes to furniture design, it’s not really the kind of wood to set the heart racing. Think of pine and a raft of rather negative images comes all too readily to mind: bargain furniture outlet stores, student accommodation, cheaply made 1980s kitchens. You get the picture. But it’s all in the application, as a group of young Norwegian designers, collaborating as part of an ongoing workshop called Furuhaelvetica, proved at this year’s Designersblock show during the London Design Festival.