ISSUE 46  |  Concrete & Sheepskin

Shopper’s Diary: G.A.D. in Gotland

November 15, 2010 7:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Located in Visby, a medieval town on the Swedish island of Gotland, G.A.D. is a furniture company that makes clean-lined, modern pieces using "age-old joinery techniques and solid materials, which ensure that the design and the quality of our furniture will last for years." Scandinavian architects and designers such as Thomas Sandell (see the cabin interior in Architect Visit: Sandell Sandberg in Gotland and Architect Visit: Beach Cabins from Sommarnojen) favor their work for its craftsmanship, clean lines, and natural finishes (linseed-based oils, soap, or oil-based tempura paints). Selected products are available in the US through Great Nordic Design.

Above: The Faro Bench (also available as a stool) is available in birch or oak with a wide variety of cushion covers, including fleece. Prices start at $767 at Great Nordic Design.

Above: Lau Plant Stand; go to G.A.D. to view.

Above: Ardre Dropleaf Table; $1,798 from Great Nordic Design.

Above: Norrvange Sideboard; $1,998 at Great Nordic Design.

Above: The Fridem Sofa (also available as a chair) features a solid wood frame of oak or birch and goose/duck feather cushions. Available in a range of fabrics, starting at $1,598 from Great Nordic Design.