New Swedish design brand Veermakers offers a slow approach to furniture

The brainchild of interiors designer Louise Liljencrantz with KFK Cabinet-Makers, the brand presents a collection of carefully-crafted furniture inspired by a timeless approach

Louise Liljencrantz scandanavian design furniture, featuring coffee tables, chairs, lamps and sideboard in walnut and birch veneers
(Image credit: ERIK LEFVANDER)

Swedish interior designer Louise Liljencrantz and KFK Cabinet-Makers have collaborated on a new brand of timeless limited edition furniture. Unveiled during Stockholm Design Week, Veermakers presents Liljencrantz’s vision of classic Scandinavian design reinterpreted with a contemporary spin.

As carefully considered as her tasteful interiors, Liljencrantz’s new furniture collection features sinuous wooden coffee tables, chunky seats defined by a decisive geometry and travertine stone lighting. A walnut sideboard combines strong volumes with a floating design and is completed with a steel-burned finish, while a birch veneer table’s surface seems a fitting celebration of the material’s rich texture. 

Walnut and birch veneer coffee tables and chunky chairs designed by Louise Liljencrantz

(Image credit: ERIK LEFVANDER)

Advocating for a slow design approach, the furniture in the collection is a peaceful interpretation of classic furniture, merging a contemporary design language with honest craftsmanship and attention to detail and materials. The name chosen for the brand is a play on words, ‘veer’ meaning ‘to take the other direction’. ‘With Veermakers we not only want to switch course, but also turn back the clock to a time when craftsmanship was in focus,’ observes the designer.

Walnut coffee table and travertine lamps on display

(Image credit: ERIK LEFVANDER)

Liljencrants and KFK have been long-term collaborators, working together on a series of residential (opens in new tab) and commercial interiors by the Swedish designer. Her interiors projects are based on a sober colour palette favouring black and white with a strong focus on natural wood, whose presence is celebrated in the space. The same simplicity of shades and materials can be found in the Veermakers collection.

‘We want to create the same feeling of craftsmanship as in our earlier creations but with a less complex production process,’ she says. ‘With Veermakers, craftsmanship is in the spotlight and products are the complete opposite to mass production and rapid consumerism.’

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.

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