NATURE / ATELIER 

With our new kitchens Nature and Atelier we continue to explore a world of wood and stone. Natural and solid materials with an expression of simplicity and clarity have become the hallmark of Kvänum. Colours are inspired by nature’s own palette from dark soil to mild light.

 

Nature and Atelier

 
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In both Nature and Atelier you would once again find broadleaf wood such as ash and oak. The oak is harvested in the royal forest that was planted in the 1830s on Visingsö in Lake Vättern, today huge halls and arcades with pillars of oak.

The purpose of planting was to secure a future supply of timber for the Swedish marine. Alongside, larch and spruce were planted to shadow the oak and stop it from spreading its branches. Unlike the traditional dignified and emblematic oak, these trees grew tall and straight. The Swedish crown managed a long-term and rational production of raw material, boards and planks for carvel-built war vessels with several decks and imposing ornate galleons and transoms.

In 1975, long after the last ship-of-the-line had sailed away, the earliest trees were ripe to harvest. Today, the oak forest of Visingsö is part of our national heritage.

A gentle and sustainable maintenance of the forest helps preserving a unique biotope and cultural environment.

In consideration of replanting and regeneration, only limited annual quantities of timber can be harvested, enough for a fancy floor at the Swedish Embassy in Pretoria, whisky barrels to a prestigious distillery, or massif knife blocks and smooth drawers from Kvänum, things that will age with grace, much like the forest.

 
 
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Kvänum Nature

 

A kitchen in the dark tones of French roast – Per Fernholm, chief designer at Kvänum, did what he always does, laid out his wooden colour samples in a row, like the keyboard of a xylophone, picked and

swapped the pieces, changed the order to sort out a melody, and there it was, a mellow tone, harmonic and soothing; back to nature is the theme.

 

 

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Kvänum Atelier

Artistic and natural, artless and exquisite; Atelier is both. It is simple and refined, straight and playful design. Woodwork is mainly painted ash. New colours are Thunder and Ax. The latter is a slightly lighter Almond.

The Ax of the counter pairs nicely with the Almond of the kitchen isle, all topped with a thin slice of Italian marble, Fior di Pesco, a grey stone with winding white veins and shades of pink like peach blossom.

 

 

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Explore Nature and Atelier

 

Experience Atelier and Nature at chosen showrooms listed below.

In our showrooms you will find our talented interior designers who are on hand to guide you and give you the advice you need when selecting furnishing solutions from Kvänum.

 
 

 

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 Presskit

Download our Atelier and Nature-press kit, containing high resolution TIFF- and JPG-images.