HEMVIST Furniture Uses Every Last Bit of Leftover Wood
Just north of the Swedish city of Gävle, in the middle of the Västerbottnian forest, lies Norsjö and the Drömtrappor factory. It’s been there since 1922, the forest for much longer. Designer Alexander Lervik claims that his first visit to the factory is the only time in his 25 years in the furniture industry that the sight of production has given him goosebumps. What was most impressive to Lervik was the craftsmanship was being done using materials that had mainly come right from the forest outside – a sustainable dream!
Lervik’s work for Drömtrappor began with the idea of quality furniture that’s been maintained over generations, which led to the design of a piece that would come to be named the Hemvist staircase. Afterward, Lervik took the leftover bits and pieces of wood created during manufacturing and brought to life a limited-edition collection of furniture – HEMVIST. Made up of an armchair, a small table, and a bench, Lervik uses the same eye-catching peg and wedge technique used to make the staircase.
HEMVIST’s furniture pieces feature simplified shapes with strong silhouettes and big personalities. Armchair Hemvist is generously proportioned with clean forms, the joint highlights the wedge mounted on the armrest. Choose between nature, a yellow stain, and a red stain finish to add even more character. Bench Hemvist is a classic bench with a clean form, made exceptional with the addition of a joint where a wedge sits recessed into the wood.
Lervik’s HEMVIST furniture is currently on exhibit at Unikat Gallery.