Oak lecturn and icon stand by Jonas Lindvall completes renovation of Stockholm's Ersta Kyrka / by Ashlee Lindvall

 Photos by Johan Kalén

Photos by Johan Kalén

In 2015 Lindvall A & D completed the redesign of the interior of the 19th century church, Ersta Kyrka, in Stockholm. In addition to the overall interior design, which was inspired by the church's original interior, the studio was also commissioned to create furniture and decorative elements for the newly restored interior. In March the final wooden furniture pieces, including the benches, a lecturn and icon stand, were installed, bringing the project to full completion.

All pieces are made from solid oak. The lecturn and icon stand include brass fixtures and fittings. The choice of materials used comes from a theme which has been continuous throughout the other pieces within the restoration. The lecturn and icon stand both feature a tripod base, constructed using a dovetail joint. The icon stand features a brass sliding mechanism at the back, which adjusts the level at which the book sits.

The lecturn was designed in response to the client's request for a lighter, more flexible solution. It is both height and angle adjustable. Concealed within the oak stand is a hydraulic spring, which is released by a cylindrical button placed within the base, allowing the user to control the height by foot. The upper part features a brass tilting mechanism which is based on hinges used for laptop computers, allowing the user to adjust the angle accordingly when reading. Both lecturn and icon stand were made by hand by Malmö-based Jacaranda Studios.