For their second collection, Erik Jørgensen and SNØHETTA came up with a name that is decidedly apropos: Casework. Indeed, the first piece—a sofa—appeals as intensely utilitarian; it hails from that place where utility and art intersect, which the Bauhaus school identified and for which Scandinavian modernist designers provided the cartography.
The sofa’s clean lines, neutral-to-warm tonal palette, and natural wood grain makes for a look that is cerebral and inviting—classically so, on both counts, balancing a stern rigidity with plush comfort, and modular design with personal execution: the sofa may be customized according to use as well as setting. Material choices are buyer decisions, with wool and leather—the latter looks kith and kin to saddle leather—offered at present.
More pieces are on the way, and will appear as 2020 progresses.