Gustaf Westman designed Emma Chamberlain's side table – and it's one of the most unusual designs we've ever seen

The content creator got a custom-made piece by the renowned Swedish designer, and it's even cooler than we expected

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It is difficult to understate the impact that Scandinavian designer Gustaf Westman has had on the interior decorating industry over the last several years. 

The Stockholm-based furniture and object maker is known for his role in the 'wiggle' design movement, turning out colorful and wonky tables, chairs, and infamous curvy mirrors that have graced many a mood board.

Meanwhile, it is equally impossible to deny he cultural impact Emma Chamberlain has had around the same time. Whether she is serving as a correspondent at the Met Gala or attending Paris Fashion Week, the podcast host and business owner has solidified herself as one of the most influential content creators of the 2020s. 

It makes sense, then, that as two elite members of the zeitgeist, Chamberlain enlisted Westman to create an innovative statement piece for her home in the form of a side table.

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In a video posted to the designer's TikTok page, he details the process of constructing the commission for Chamberlain, from her request for a 'small mirror or little side table.'

Westman decided to combine the objects into one, resulting in a mint green, spherical object with slots to place books and magazines. 

'I came up with this wheel-y looking shelf idea, where the top part works as a shelf, and the bottom part works as legs,' the designer explains in the video.

According to design experts, this piece, and other ones like it from Westman's line of products, look best when paired with minimalist decor to allow them to shine.

'To recreate the Scandinavian decor look in your home, you must keep four things in mind, including minimalism, functionality, natural and light,' says interior design expert Ruth Foster.

Foster recommends mostly utilizing classic neutrals, such as grays and creams, alongside a stylish Scandi piece, but pops of soft color can peek through.

'Create a clean, sleek style by incorporating contemporary products with an uplifting, neutral palette ranging from off-white to sage green,' she says. 'You can also introduce natural materials such as bamboo, rattan, linen, and pine to bring the Scandi look to life with organic materials and textures in your interior design.'


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Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.


Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.