This is a product for the new brand Tre Sekel that I helped launch in May 2013 and where I have been the creative director. Dagny is a sequel to the sofa Greta and came much of a desire from the consumers on a regular bench. Dagny will be casual. A real every-day product.

Tre Sekel makes all the furniture in locally grown high quality birch wood grown in Dalarna, Västergötland and Värmland. The wood has been cut at a sawmill in Alingsås which Tre Sekel has worked with for generations. They select the best birch to make extra strong and durable furniture. Another advantage of the Swedish birch is that there is no risk of it breaking off handsomely as can happen with timber moving between different climates. After the wood has been cut in Alingsås shipped to Tibro, about two hours away, the entire sofa is manufactured in the factory in Tibro. It is then painted by hand. Egg tempera, a completely natural finish consisting of eggs, flax oil , pigments, water and 0.01 percent preservative – only the minimum needed for the paint to survive in room temperature without rotting. This type of finish has been around for about 1,000 years and was very popular during the 1700s. It just keeps getting stronger with each passing year.

Name : Comes from my beloved grandmother.

The dimensions of the bench are 124 cm long, 46 cm deep and 45 cm high.

Launches at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014

Price : 3,890 SEK for hard wax finish and 4,410 SEK for the egg tempera finish.

Stores in Sweden: Svenssons i Lammhult