With no fairs to go any time soon, or shops to visit due the lockdown in Amsterdam, I am happy to stroll online to still keep up with design news and interior design in general. This year I regularly partnered with Dutch online store MisterDesign writing a monthly article on the blog. Not only do I love to shop at their store to satisfy my latest lamp addiction, it is also the place where I discover new design brands.
Looking through their store I came across Swedish brand Asplund and looking into the specific items of the collection lots of memories came back! It was a few years ago, I fell in love with the Palais Royal Dining table at the imm fair and when having a look at the rest of the Asplund collection I saw more familiar Design cupboards and tables and had to do a search in my own blog archive to discover I saw these during a diner in the Asplund flagship store in Stockholm seven years ago.
Palais Royal Dining table
The Palais Royal Dining table is a real beauty in my opinion and beside a few other Design tables one of the first round tables I thought had the perfect sculptural look I love so much. Designed by Anya Sebton & Eva Lilja Löwenhielm in 2018 the dining table is part of the Palais family, a series inspired by historical monuments and palaces.
The table top of stained oak veneer has a light appearance while the base has the appearance of a strong pillared pedestal. The base consists of panels of stained solid oak and is available in both white stained or teak stained oak.Despite the fact that the dining table gives the illusion that it is as light as a feather, the table stands firmly on the ground because of an extra weighting element at the bottom of the base. With a diameter of 130 cm, the table can be used as a dining table or standing free in the room or large hallway as a beautiful statement.
It was the second year travelling with our international group of design bloggers our trip brought us to Stockholm with Asplund being one of our sponsors. The designers of the Tati tables, one of Asplund’s big success stories of 2011, took us through the store and their entire collection.
Characteristic for the Tati collection are the rounded bases we see in each of the dining tables as well as in the side tables, coffee tables and coatrack. Tables are available in different shapes whether you like a round dining table or a rectangular one. Looking at round tables it was the Round Tati table designed by Mats Broberg & Johan Ridderstråle and the new bronze frame that caught my eye.
Round Tati tables are available with a frame in lacquered metal and a table top of your choice, making this table a fit for every room. For the frame you can choose either white, deep blue, nougat, storm gray, nordic blue, khaki green, char gray and my favourite bronze! For the table top you can choose from White Carrara marble, Belgian limestone or Nuvolato marble, all really beautiful materials. The rectangular tables are also available with a Jura Grey Limestone or different black, dark smoked or lacquered oak in a colour of your choice and again the frame colour options are endless.
Belgian limestone – White Carrara marble –Nuvolato marble