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“I want to make a piece that resembles my personality, I would like people to see it and understand who I am.” – Erik Pettersson
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"The Story of my Life" by Erik Pettersson in collaboration with designer Kaleb J Cardenas Z
“I want to make a piece that resembles my personality, I would like people to see it and understand who I am.” – Erik Pettersson (graduated from the Cabinet Making program at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies, Stockholm, Sweden)


 
Background
 
This is the phrase that started this project, a Master Piece made in collaboration between cabinet maker Erik Pettersson (Sweden) & designer Kaleb J Cardenas Z (México).
A "Gesäll"(journeyman´s work in swedish) developed in order to graduate from Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
The construction of the Journey man furniture took over one year (May 2012 – June 2013). 
Concept

It was Erik´s wish for people to understand who he is and where he´s been, telling the story of his life with this master piece.

This is the story...

Growing in Östersund, Sweden. Learning from cabinet making in an exclusive stair installation company and fulfilling his first life dream: to buy his favorite car, a mini cooper.
After he accomplish this, he went out to achieve his next and most precious goal, Erik moved to Stockholm and got admitted into the prestigious Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies cabinet making program.

To be able to do this he had to give up his first dream, sell the mini cooper that took such a big effort to get; this was a tuff decision but he did it and came to the final point of his education, “Gesällprov”(journey man piece in Swedish).

Erik´s master piece tells this highlights from his past but invites him to look forward and push himself to get his aspirations and dreams fulfill again. By finishing this master piece that is inspired by his favorite car, he will have to work hard to get his mini cooper back.

Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies was one of Erik Pettersson’s most important periods of his life but now he´s looking forward for the future coming his way…
Mission

Erik Pettersson finished his Master piece with high standards of quality obtaining 4.1 points of 5 possible.
He has finished his education at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies and now looking forward for his next challenges. It was an honor working with him
Erik Petterson (Carpentry – Drawings)
Kaleb J Cardenas Z (Design)