Side table in certified Finnish pine, designed for the Finnish design brand, Vaarnii, by the Canadian designer, Philippe Malouin. The shape is inspired by the vernacular architecture of lakeside cabins common in both Quebec, where Malouin comes from, and Finland, where the wood comes from. The side table is deliberately not over-engineered, but kept simple, effective; a box drawer sits in the open, while legs support and enclose the volume. Sold online only.
Vaarnii is an ambitious Finnish furniture company with a stated goal of reviving the Finnish pine in furniture production and making furniture that can last for generations. Vaarnii's first collection is produced exclusively from the most widespread tree in Finland, Scots pine, (Pinus Sylvestris), from sustainably managed wild forests: Unlike cultivated pine, wild pine grows slowly, and therefore the wood is dense, heavy and hard: Ideal for products that must last a long time.
Vaarnii works with handpicked Finnish producers. Established factories that specialize in a certain type of manufacturing and production on a larger scale - or small workshops and individual craftsmen.
Although the Finnish Scots pine that Vaarnii uses in their designs is among the hardest pines available, pine is still a soft wood. The chair can therefore get some small scratches and bumps over time. Vaarnii encourages you to see it as part of the character of the chair.
The slow-growing Finnish pine is born light, but acquires its characteristic honey-colored glow over time. Therefore, there may be slight differences between the chair and the pictures here.
Dimensions: W 36 x D 40 x H: 45 cm
Material: Wild, Finnish pine,
Color: Honey (with time)
Design: Philippe Malouin / Vaarnii
Model: 003 Stilts Side Table