Knotty by Nature

Knotty by Nature

By Grant Gibson / Photos by Pia Ulin
In snowy Sweden, where pine planks and the democratic design incubator Ikea reign supreme, a local architect pays homage to his patrimony, making a small, slatty home feel like a rather big deal.

"I hadn’t really dug into wood before," architect Per Bornstein explains as we begin a tour of his house. "Then you realize there’s so much wood in Sweden. It’s a cheap material. Everybody can use it. It ages beautifully and it’s instantly cozy. From then on it was just a case of going all the way."

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