My Granddaughter’s Cabinet by Lisa Hilland

April 26, 2010

“My Granddaughter’s Cabinet” is a collection of furniture that Swedish designer Lisa Hilland recently exhibited at the SaloneSatellite show in Milan.

Description from Lisa Hilland:

Inheriting things also means inheriting craftsmanship, knowledge, and stories. Inspired by family treasures, My Granddaughter’s Cabinet is a collection designed to be passed on from one generation to the next. All the materials used are natural, environmentally friendly, and carefully chosen for their ability to age beautifully.

“I have chosen birch as my main material because of its lustrous and silky surface. The last tree to be seen in our mountains before the vegetation disappears altogether in the high altitudes, birch can stand strong winds and the cold Nordic winters. It is traditionally used in Scandinavian stick back chairs. Cherry, oak, and pear veneer are used in combination to create contrasting and playful patterns. In addition to its visual beauty, I have chosen reindeer leather for decorative details because of its tactile qualities and softness. It is a material traditionally used by the nomadic Sami people, sourced from the Scandinavian Arctic.”

Photography by CONTEMPORIST and Peo Olsson

Individual pieces:

My Granddaughter’s Cabinet
Birch with oak, cherry and birch
veneer. Naturally tanned reindeer leather.

Generous Chair
Birch, naturally tanned
reindeer leather.

Put A Spin On It Table
Veneered wooden pattern in
birch, oak, and pear. Legs in birch.

Pompom Pendant Lamp
Silk, metal structure.

Pompom Pouf
Naturally tanned cow leather.

Flower Bed

Gloria Mirror
Birch, naturally tanned
reindeer leather.

Visit Lisa Hilland’s website – here.