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Gústav Jóhannsson

Gústav Jóhannsson Cabinetmaker
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Icelandic, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+354 8230013
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Style and substance

  • • Gústav's furniture is built to last
  • • He plants a tree for each item sold, giving back what he takes
  • • He believes craft is a virtue which will bloom as a reaction to modern life

Gústav Jóhannsson works under the name AGUSTAV, an award-winning partnership established with his wife, designer Ágústa Magnúsdóttir. The brand embodies simplicity of design and a passion for the natural material of wood. Each piece is handmade by Gústav, who is guided by generations of ancestors who worked with the material before him. His work embraces traditional Scandinavian techniques and uses high quality, carefully chosen materials. AGUSTAV is a regular exhibitor at DesignMarch, Iceland, and has been featured at fairs in Dubai, Scotland and New York. Both style and substance can be found in his classic designs, which do not compromise on craftsmanship.

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Works

  • © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
  • © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
  • © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
  • © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
  • © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
Photo: © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
Dining chair III

This dining hair was delicately handcrafted from oak, with an emphasis on detail. All the joinery was made with custom-made oak pins, replacing traditional nails and screws. It features handmade pillars in fumed oak and a padded leather seat for comfort and elegance.

Height 80 cm
Length 44 cm
Width 42 cm

Gústav Jóhannsson Cabinetmaker
Photo: © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
Barstool

Barstool is part of series of stools fully handcrafted from one single piece of oak, which has had a great influence on the object’s final form. The delicate feet contrast with the roughness of the top. It comes in oak and fumed oak.

Height 75 cm
Length 38 cm
Width 36 cm

Gústav Jóhannsson Cabinetmaker
Photo: © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
Classic shelf

This minimalist yet classic shelf works perfectly on its own as a single piece but also looks good when grouped with others of its type to form a shelving unit. Handcrafted from walnut or oat, it was designed especially to de-clutter and restructure a space.

Height 2 cm
Length 60 cm
Height 2 cm
Length 90 cm

Gústav Jóhannsson Cabinetmaker
Photo: © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
Sofa

This sofa reflects AGUSTAV’s desire to merge elegant design with great craftsmanship. It was handcrafted from walnut and features soft woollen upholstery. To emphasise detail and for extra softness, the wood was polished with oil and wax.

Height 80 cm
Diameter 78 cm
Length 188 cm

Gústav Jóhannsson Cabinetmaker
Photo: © Gústav Jóhannsson & Ágústa Magnúsdóttir
High mirror

This mirror was handcrafted from pieces of oak recycled from the production of chairs. It was made from laminated wood bent into semi-circles which were then interlinked to create the frame.

Height 175 cm
Width 55.5 cm

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