Just over 600 kilometers north of Gävle, at the same height as Skellefteå and in the middle of the Västerbottnian forests lies Norsjö. A company ‘Drömtrappor’ has existed here since 1922.
I remember the first time I visited the factory, it is the only time in my 25 years in the furniture industry that I got goosebumps from seeing how the production is done. In front of me, furniture craftsmen worked with materials that mostly come from the forests outside the factory. It couldn’t be more sustainable.
The craftsmanship of the employees made me think of quality furniture managed over generations. For Drömtrappor, I have designed a staircase that focuses on the beautiful details that join the parts of the staircase. The staircase will be presented outside at the fair during Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023.
From a climate perspective, making products from wood is the most sustainable option. I have created a limited edition piece of furniture from the leftover wood that occurs during the manufacture of the stairs; an armchair, a small table and a bench where I use the same technique “with pegs and wedges” as in the manufacture of Hemvist stairs.
In this furniture collection, I have simplified the shape to a graphic simplicity with a strong identity.
Alexander has had several large solo exhibitions, including In the head of Alexander Lervik at Kulturhuset in 2018 and Imagination x12 at Sven Harrys Art Museum in 2020. He is also represented with several objects at the Nasjonalmuseum in Oslo and the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.