Air is a family of furniture for storage purposes that combines a graphic pattern of white ribs with natural cane inlays, giving a feeling of lightness and transparency to items of furniture that often seem heavy and difficult to place in the room. Air can be used as freestanding room dividers or placed against a wall.
Material Oak veneered mdf, natural rattan. Legs: solid oak with adjustable graven plastic feet.
Dimensions 71"L x 15"D x 20"H
Product Care Wipe with damp cloth.
Mathieu Gustafsson has his roots both in Paris and in the Swedish province of Småland – the heart of the Swedish furniture industry It is by observing the differences and similarities between these two cultures from an early age that initiated Mathieu's interest in product design
His creative process often starts with a defined need, a behavior or a technique, with an ambition to find a new angle for the producer he works for Professionally, Mathieu has a background in graphic design, cabinet making and furniture design
Specialized in furniture for the contract market Mathieu started and managed the design studio at Tengbom - one of the leading architect firms in Sweden Today he runs his own studio in Stockholm with projects ranging from design objects to contract furniture to new sustainable materials for the production industry
Catch a glimpse of what’s inside with Mathieu Gustafsson’s Air Collection. The two sideboards and cabinet use woven rattan for a semi-transparent look that is both contemporary and retro.
“I’ve been fascinated by woven cane since I was a kid, when I spent my time between Sweden and France,” says Mathieu Gustafsson. “Paris had Thonet chairs in every bistro, and Stockholm had the classic Palmgren rattan bag of the 50s where you could catch a glimpse of what was hidden inside.” To shrink the footprint of these pieces, Mathieu plays with airy transparency. The Sideboard can be outfitted with lighting inside to amplify the sensation. The access holes also allow for easy wiring of electric appliances and various media devices.