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Quiet Furniture from a Spanish-Meets-Scandi Design Company

Melo, a company out of Dalarna, Sweden, makes furniture with all the elements we’ve come to associate with Scandinavian design: thoughtful, minimalistic, sustainable, and light-colored. While the design is decidedly Swedish—each piece is handmade to order in a village called Mockfjärd in Dalarna, four hours northwest of Stockholm—the founder of Melo hails from Spain. Carmelo Medina Tadeo (who goes by “Melo”) moved from Gran Canaria to Sweden to create the minimalist line. Here’s a look at some favorites.

Melo Furniture from Sweden

Above: The Coffee Table is made of ash wood that has been treated twice with white wax and once with a clear matte wax; 5,900 SEK ($688 USD).

Melo Furniture from Sweden

Above: The Ash Magazine Rack is intended to hold paintings, magazines, books, or photographs and comes in ash or white; 1,090 SEK ($127 USD) for the 90cm (35 inch) size.

Melo Furniture from Sweden

Above: The rack fits seamlessly against the wall with no visible screws and has a lip to keep items from slipping.

Melo Furniture from Sweden

Above: The Ash Table can be used as a dining table or as a writing desk; 18,900 SEK ($2,200 USD).

Melo Furniture from Sweden

Above: The table is made of solid ash with a frame that includes three iron pieces for stabilization and softly rounded edges.

Melo Furniture from Sweden

Above: The Ash Stool, shown as a nightstand, is 2,900 SEK ($338 USD).

Melo Furniture from Sweden

Above: The Ash Standing Mirror is made with mirror glass from Swedish company Osby Glas AB and the back is painted with matte black paint; 4,900 SEK ($570 USD).

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