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The Vera Novis Furniture Collection is a range of tables, hangers, and a daybed designed and made in Sweden. Created by Hillevi Magnell of Smålands Skinnmanufaktu and Sara Rudenstam of Formbruket, the designs are locally sourced and produced.

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The Swedish ash came from the forests and was naturally finished. The leather was vegetable tanned by the Tärnsjö Garveri, the world’s first and, for the time being, only certified-organic “house of leather.”
The small tables nest inside one another. Available with or without wheels, they can be used in a variety of spaces, from the kitchen to the bedroom. Some of the tables are made without leather, though the most striking example features a woven leather shelf.

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Putting the same structure to new use, the daybed is made up of wooden legs and a woven leather seat. The leather is soft and slender yet strong, so it has a delicate profile but holds up to everyday life.
The hangers make use of both wood and leather. The wall-mounted hook features a leather strap for holding magazines, whereas the ceiling version is suspended by leather belts and hangs clothing by a wooden bar. All of the designs will soon be available from Smålands Skinnmanufaktu.

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Photography by Joel Dittmer