Away From The Madding Crowd In The Swedish Villa Wallin, By Erik Andersson
By all accounts, the Scandinavian countryside is gorgeous. Browsing through a few brochures will confirm that. The architecture is also not too shabby. Scandinavia has produced many a designer. The Swede Erik Andersson is one of them. He is the talent behind the Villa Wallin, situated in the middle of the Swedish forest. This beautiful villa has a stunningly simple lay-out. And inside, we find stylish lighting fixtures.
Right in the Swedish woods
This house, with its archetypal shape, is located on Yxlan, an island of the Stockholm archipelago. It is only accessible by ferry, so you are far removed from the crowds. Furthermore, the villa is completely surrounded by pine and spruce trees. In and around the Villa Wallin there is nothing but nature. The villa was built so as to disturb the surroundings as little as possible.
Simplest form possible
The house has the most standard shape that a house can have. It was designed to a strict proportional ratio of 1:3. The Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson is 6m deep, 6m high and 18m long. Since the house is standing on a wooden platform, residents can repair to the surrounding terrace to enjoy the sun.
Black exterior, white interior
The house has a black exterior finish in high contrast to the white interior. Inside, light and freshness reign. Large square windows allow light to pour in. The windows reach the floor so there are many entry points to the terrace. This creates a lot of flexibility. The windows also afford views on the sea that borders the land.
A white interior makes a perfect frame for furnishings
There is a double bedroom at one end of the Villa Wallin and a bathroom and single bedroom at the other. Between the bedrooms is the living room and dining room. The white interior really does justice to the furnishings. The seating area in the living room with its cosy, fluffy rug is lit by no less than the Flos Arco floor lamp.
Flos Arco in the seating area
The Flos Arco floor lamp provides a lovely pool of light for the seating area. The elegant curved neck of the Flos Arco is never in the way. And it forms one of the main decorative features of the lamp.
Glass VP Globe orb above the dining table
The dining table is lit by a design that has something of the flying orb from the Jommeke cartoons about it. The Verpan VP Globe is a translucent glass orb containing a series of curved discs that reflect the light in an extraordinary way. This orb of light is complementary to the space without being dominating or heavy.
The Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson is an oasis of freshness in the heart of the Swedish countryside. In my opinion, anyone would thrive in such an environment.