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To stand over time

Stockholm-based interior designer Claes Dalén celebrates a successful first year for his beautiful bookstands with the launch of special Collector’s Editions.

Words: Johan Magnusson

As an interior designer, you are always on the hunt for specific furniture and interior details. However, occasionally, you can’t find what you’re looking for. When that happened to Claes Dalén, Livrest was born.

— I couldn't find any beautiful bookstands and decided to design my own version, he says. I soon got requests for my design and decided to build a brand around it.

His classic range consists of bookstands in walnut, cherry, and black stained ash.

— In addition to those, we have released two Collector’s Editions. The second one is made out of natural ash and silver birch veneer. Handmade in Sweden, like all our wooden bookstands, in an edition of 10.

Who’s your customer?

— We have resellers in Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and the US, but our products are available internationally from our webshop. Most of our customers are actually interior designers and we sell most in the US.

Late fall sees the launch of another Collector's Edition.

— Our core will always be bookstands but we are also planning on releasing another product line that is related to our bookstands, says Dalén.