Swedish pine – The material of the future?

Christian and Ruxandra Halleroed of Halleroed Design Studio

Pine appears to be the material of the future.

It is a wood species that can be expressed in many ways thanks to modern surface treatments and new technology.

Swedish design studio Halleroed partnered with Swedish Wood to showcase pine’s applications at the Trend Exhibition at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair from February 6 – 10.

Pine can be easily stained and painted in an assortment of colours

Easy to sand and work with, pine can be fashioned into various patterns

The Exhibition explores the themes of real, fake and craftsmanship. Pine logs were used to represent real materials, but they also symbolised the process of producing future materials for interior design.

“It seemed obvious for us to have pine in the Trend Exhibition. Wood is a material we always like to use when creating our furniture and interiors. Pine is also an inspiring wood species to use when creating modern environments, plus it ages beautifully,” Christian Halleröd said.

Pine is versatile and has a surface easy to treat. It can be sanded and brushed to create different textures, stained or painted. They can lend a warm and modern feel to interiors. The latest technology and new surface treatments make Swedish pine panelling ideal for creating interiors with a wide array of looks and styles.

“The fact that Christian Halleröd’s design team chose pine in the Trend Exhibition proves what a solid place this material has, not just in furniture production but more widely in modern interiors. The wooden wall panels that Materialbiblioteket has put on display are also fascinating products for future interior design,” commented Charlotte Dedye Apelgren, director of Interior and Design at Swedish Wood.

At the same time, pine comes from a natural, renewable resource. Swedish forests are well-managed, growing more trees than are harvested.