Michael and Thomas Asplund founded ASPLUND Gallery to exhibit furniture as objects of fine art. Michael, originally an art dealer, had long thought about combining art and design within a business venture.
In 1990, Thomas Asplund left his job as a banker to team up with his brother. With their unconventional backgrounds, the duo brought fresh ideas to the industry. Seeing furniture as objects of art was a new way of thinking that quickly caught on.