furniture as objects of art
Michael and Thomas Asplund founded ASPLUND Gallery to exhibit furniture as objects of fine art. Michael, originally an art dealer, had long thought about combining art and design within a business venture.
In 1990, Thomas Asplund left his job as banker to team up with his brother. With their unconventional backgrounds, the duo brought fresh ideas to the industry. Seeing furniture as objects of art was a new way of thinking that quickly caught on.
The Asplund brothers asked Jonas Bohlin to design the original ASPLUND Gallery in Stockholm. With its concrete floors and white washed walls, it was the quintessence of Scandinavian light. The gallery soon became a stage for contemporary Swedish design and was much talked about in the world of design. Early exhibits featured work by the likes of Jonas Bohlin, John Kandell, Thomas Sandell, Ron Arad and Philippe Starck.