Two Carpenters and Two Designers: Snickeriet Furniture from Sweden by

Issue 20 · The Northern Light · May 14, 2012

Two Carpenters and Two Designers: Snickeriet Furniture from Sweden

Issue 20 · The Northern Light · May 14, 2012

A pair of Swedish designers teams up with a pair of cabinetmakers to found Snickeriet (Swedish for carpentry), a new line of handmade furniture based on craft and simplicity.

Karl-Johan Hjerling and Karin Wallenbeck previously worked designing for clients such as Svenskt Tenn and Acne, while Gunnar Dahl and Karolina Stenfelt have been wining awards as master cabinetmakers. The Stockholm-based company recently launched their first collection, which will be produced alongside their custom-commissioned furniture. Currently on view at Nitty Gritty in Stockholm, for more information visit Snickeriet.

Above (L to R): Karl-Johan Hjerling, Karin Wallenbeck, Gunnar Dahl, and Karolina Stenfelt: the founders of Snickeriet.

Above: A custom clothing storage system by Snickeriet.

Above: The drawer and writing surface is set into a steel framework; umbrellas can be hung on the edge of the frame.

Above: Verk is a desk based on the simplicity of a single drawer.

Above: The lacquered elm veneer drawer sits in a steel frame.

Above: The Frank cabinet was "designed to make craftsmanship visible and to be totally frank about the construction and process."

Above: A detail of the jewel-like brass fittings on the Frank cabinet.

Above: The pendant lamp FÄ is made of leather with chrome hardware.



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