Stenfelt & Dahl 2011


No smoke without a fire

Karolina Stenfelt gave Kristoffer Fagerström at Note free hands to design her journeyman project at Carl Malmsten School of Furniture, and the Soot desk was born. The brief was to design a desk that didn’t reveal everything at first glance and would stand out in a discreet way. Kristoffer designed an architects “black box” that combined the old analogue approach of built-in rulers, hidden magnets and sketchpaper rolls with new functions like USB hubs and power outlets.
Gleaming brass fittings referring to the fire used for burning the veneer meet the sooted surface, creating a powerful contrast. The exterior is covered with the experimental burned veneer in a fishbone pattern, and when you open the desk the inside is covered with the finest selection of golden pine in the same pattern.

Photo: Mathias Nero

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