LesnaVesna Gorenjska Chest
Gorenjska Chest is Iron Design Award winner in 2017 - 2018 Furniture Design Award Category.
Gorenjska Chest

A wooden chest, made of cherrywood is a reinterpretation of traditional fully-painted chests, once most prominent pieces of furniture in Gorenjska. Contemporary version changes the paint for wood and uses ethnographical elements of heart and carnation flower, both characteristic of the region. The hexagonal composition of the pattern is concise on the upper side and than gradually diminishing in size and disappearing as an image of the old memory, being erased by the pass of time. The pattern is machine-cut, but the finnish- as centuries ago- took long hours of hand-brushing and oiling.

Gorenjska Chest
LesnaVesna Gorenjska
LesnaVesna Chest
LesnaVesna design
LesnaVesna design

Eva Strukelj and Ignacio Lopez Sola are two architects with passion for wood. Used to computer aided design, they also constantly search for the contact with real wood. Changing scales from bigger architectural and interior design all the way to the smallest scale of wooden accessories in modern home. Their designs try to revive old patterns found in nature, ethnology and local heritage. Their small workshop allows to instantlycheck the design solutions and bring new products in efficient way to the client.


The project was made for a young family that searched for a lasting, unique yet functional piece to keep there precious belongings. LesnaVesna is a design studio, that creates wooden pieces that last for generations and look for a story of its clients to design and execute its custom-built pieces, taking inspiration from local tradition, ethnology and blending it with contemporary design.