Swedish furniture manufacturer Karl Andersson & Söner, in keeping with its reputation for spotting new talent and trends in the furniture world, is launching two new collections, CERCO and BUFF, made out of HI-MACS®.
Renowned for its creativity, its innovative approach and its vitality, Karl Andersson & Söner has been making “well-made furniture designed to last” since 1898. HI-MACS® acrylic stone fits perfectly with these high standards, and has become the material of preference for those who design the exceptional furniture manufactured by this renowned firm. Hence it has recently launched the CERCO range of angular shelving, created by Argentine designer Federico Churba, and the BUFF range of tables with a classic fifties look, conceived by Swedish designer Joel Karlsson at Krook & Tjäder Design. These creations demonstrate once again that HI-MACS® furniture can have a highly contemporary shape and come in the trendiest of colours.
BUFF tables by Joel Karlsson, Krook & Tjäder Design
BUFF tables boast a resolutely retro style and their HI-MACS® tops come in various shapes and colours: white, pink, blue and beige. Their long legs, which are made of a choice of solid ash, birch, oak or walnut, are slender but strong. The designer chose HI-MACS®, the new-generation acrylic stone, because it is hard-wearing and can be cut into the boldest of shapes. If the table top is damaged, it can easily be repaired as HI-MACS® can be worked like wood, using the same tools. It is non-porous, stain-resistant and scratch-resistant.
CERCO shelves by Federico Churba
Designed in 2012 by Federico Churba, CERCO is a rectilinear shelving unit made of the new-generation acryclic stone, HI-MACS®. It is a true work of art, which looks totally different depending on the position of the shelves. If they are all placed in the same direction, they give more linearity to the unit and a sensation of calm and serenity. If they are placed in opposite directions, the unit has a more disorderly look, creating a very contemporary, “chaotic” atmosphere. This shelving unit comes with adjustable screws, so it can be set up anywhere, including on the most uneven of surfaces. HI-MACS® was an obvious choice for these shelves, as it is very hard-wearing and non-porous, and any scratches can easily be removed by polishing.
Designers: Buff: Joel Karlsson, Cerco: Federico Churba
Manufacturer: Karl Andersson & Söner
Material: HI-MACS® Alpine White, S102 Babylon, S03 Rose and S203 Sky Blue
Thickness: 12 mm sheets of HI-MACS®
Photographer: Jonas Sällberg