Psychedelic Pine

Designer Fredrik Paulsen has a long-standing love of pine. What began as a relationship of convenience, when Paulsen turned to accessible materials as a young designer, has developed into a deep-held appreciation. Today Paulsen’s much-coveted psychedelic pine furniture and structures are defining works in a genre of design that promotes unpretentious materials. Paulsen is also a compulsive producer of chairs, making him a natural choice to design Vaarnii’s 001 Dining Chair.

Henrik Tjaerby at his workshop.

Can You Draw A Car?

Carefully crafting wooden objects by hand is a much-loved pursuit of Danish designer Henrik Tjaerby, yet the economy and efficiency of industrial design is his passion too. Tjaerby brings these two alternate methods of making together in furniture designs he describes as the product of a ‘50/50’ approach; craft and engineering combined. What better match, then, for Vaarnii where craft skills regular run alongside hi-tech processes in their pursuit of a modern vernacular. Tjaerby’s first design for Vaarnii is Osa, a series of outdoor furniture that perfectly demonstrates these shared values.