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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

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘Havet’ cabinet by Karl-Johan Hjerling and Karin Wallenbeck for Snickeriet (SE)