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Designer furniture in DIY style: the charming GRAND cabinets

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Designer furniture that uses parts of used handbags

DIY furniture is the example of the collection that we want to introduce to you, but not in the true sense of the word. They are already designed by a designer and rest on the unusual transformation of an accessory.

But we’ve chosen the title because we think such designer pieces can be a real inspiration to people who want to make original furniture at home.

GRAND designer furniture in DIY style

GRAND design furniture Mathieu Gustafsson Niklas Karlsson



Why handbags?

Why exactly were the handbags chosen for this project? This is certainly an interesting question. GRAND designers seem to have been inspired by their character. Obviously no random models are selected here, only those with a very special character. They are simple, elegant and yet appealing in an impressive way. The material essences exude a certain sensuality. The shape is not too big, but it tempts one to constantly think about what might be hidden inside.

The retro handbag as inspiration

GRAND designer furniture cabinet diy furniture made of bags

Handbag closure

GRAND designer furniture cabinet diy furniture handbag clasp


The artist couple behind the collection

Actually, a designer and a carpenter who specializes in the production of cabinets are behind the collection. But we call them artists. That’s what we do after the character of their works.

GRAND designer furniture by Mathieu Gustafsson and Niklas Karlsson

GRAND designer furniture cabinets cabinet diy furniture

Their names are Mathieu Gustafsson and Niklas Karlsson respectively. The designer furniture from the GRAND Collection above all two things would have to symbolize. First, this is their own idea of ​​design, and secondly, the quality one has to achieve in one’s own work.

Designer cabinet with sustainable design

GRAND design furniture cabinet diy furniture Scandinavian design

The individual works

All DIY furniture from this collection have their own names. The first ones are Lock and Light.

Lock cabinet has a mechanism that looks like a shutter. It is precisely this that makes it very effective and becomes the center of attention. A lasting impression also leave the elements, which come from an old-fashioned lady’s handbag. From this come also the edges provided with sheet metal. They lend this otherwise strictly minimalist piece a distinctive individual character.

Lock cabinet

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Designer closet with handbag closure

GRAND designer furniture diy cabinet Scandinavian design

Chic idea in retro style

GRAND designer furniture cabinet diy furniture

Practically divided

GRAND design furniture Scandinavian design

The playful interpretation of handbags as the basis for small cabinets is also used in the other models. You can see that in the model LIGHT too. These are an obvious reference to the legendary Palmgren bags from the 60s. They are from a Swedish company and have become famous for their very successful combination of rattan and leather.

Light Designer cabinet

GRAND designer furniture cabinet Scandinavian design

What do handbags and furniture have in common?

GRAND design furniture cabinet materials diy furniture

Components and details

GRAND design furniture components DIY furniture Scandinavian design

The idea was transferred to the GRAND DIY furniture collection in a breathtaking way by covering the walls of the cabinets with rattan.

Sustainable furniture design

GRAND designer furniture detail cabinet DIY furniture

In conclusion, it can be said that GRAND is a prominent example of making DIY furniture from rendered objects. Although this idea is not available to everyone in this form, it could serve as a great example for many designers and talented people.


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