Husqvarna sent Ben Crawford (author, photographer and winner of the inaugural The Block NZ) to Huskvarna, Sweden (yip, a city after which the chainsaw was named) - to help celebrate their 325th birthday and to document the 'forest to furniture' process. After visiting Husqvarna's headquarters and having a go at felling a tree, Ben explored Stockholm city to see where all the milled timber ends up - made into chocolate-box Scandinavian houses, used to fit-out spaces, and and of course crafted into all the danish furniture I so love.
"They're a seriously stylish bunch, even in the forest! I think you'd still be in some of those stores Alana - they're filled to the brim with chairs! I'm loving the marble/metallic and wooden combos that seemed to be everywhere. There was one cafe that was just beautiful, fully tiled floor to celling with copper piping cross-hatched over the ceiling..."
Thanks for the pics Ben! But I still sort of hate you a little bit. Just kidding! (not really).