In 2016, Skagerak turned 40. A major milestone for most people and for us an opportunity to look back on some good years and reflect upon what the future may hold. From the beginning, our ambition has been to act responsibly in all matters we are involved in. Through the years, the continuing strive to act responsibly and the ambition to prove that making an effort pays off have become an integrated part of our DNA.
Therefore, we collaborate with numerous talented international designers, who we hand-pick, based on their skills, our chemistry and the right mindset.
Designers, who are strong in their artistic expression and who, in collaboration
with us, create designs that speak a simple and clear language. The designs are the result of strong collaborations where things come together beyond expectations and seem so natural because all parties have the same goal and mindset. It is the same feeling we wish to create in the homes of people who have chosen to live among our design- that the design is a natural part of everyday life.
As with the relationship between publisher and author, where the collaboration between the two is central for the story to be told, our designs and their stories are only possible due to the trusted relationship we have with the designers.
This year, the new designs are the result of both new collaborations and evolving collaborations and we are profoundly moved and humbled by the results.
Skovshoved Møbelfabrik & Co.
OGK SAFARI DAYBED AND CHAIR - designed by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen
In 1962 Danish designer Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen designed this divine Safari Daybed for his son who was heading off on a camping trip. Once you’ve had a bit of practice you can set this bed up in about 2 minutes. It comes in a handy bag with a shoulder strap and while brilliant for a seriously stylish camping trip, as you can see, it’ll work just a perfectly as a sunbed, daybed or guest bed. There are no screws required. The legs are tightened with rope and it’s made of beech wood, natural-colored linen and sisal rope. Beautiful.
Porcelænsfabrikken Danmark – Lyngby Porcelæn was established in 1936 in Kgs. Lyngby, north of Copenhagen, as a manufacturer of porcelain service sets, vases and other designer pieces of high craftsmanship and technical quality.
When the factory closed in 1969 it already held an established place in Danish design history with its unique and distinctive designs, many of which live on today. With the signature Lyngby vase design at the forefront, the factory combined classic craftsmanship with advanced production techniques, resulting in a DNA of pure functionality and beauty in every single product.
In 2012, Porcelænsfabrikken Danmark – Lyngby Porcelæn re-opened and is today behind the re-release of iconic designs that are reproduced with the greatest care and respect for the factory’s noble design heritage.
Porcelænsfabrikken Danmark – Lyngby Porcelæn also discovers and profiles new designs and talented designers, thereby adding new chapters to the history of one of Denmark’s most innovative porcelain companies
Brdr. Petersens Polstermøbelfabrik
THE PENGUIN SERIES - designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen
Most people know the Swan and the Ant as danish chair classics - but what about the Penguin?
In the United States during the 1950s this series of chairs by furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen sold more than its more known Danish cousins. The light and modern chairs were successfully launched in 1953 by the U.S. furniture company Selig and in the following years Selig imported and sold thousands of copies on the U.S. market.
The Penguin series has now been taken into production by Brdr. Petersen, Denmark and it includes a dining chair, a low lounge chair and a rocking chair. All models feature back with veneer in oak, walnut or teak optionally available
The seats are upholstered in fabric or leather. The rocking chair has rockers in solid Ash, natural or black stained. Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003) belongs to the same generation as his more famous colleagues Hans J. Wegner and Børge Mogensen, and like them he took the journey from carpentry to architectural school. From the late 1940s, he designed a number of startling furniture for Cabinetmakers Guild exhibitions.
Kofod-Larsen was an architect and furniture designer. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark, he was quick to establish a reputation as one of the best designers both in Denmark and internationally. His designs were popular in the 60s and have since gained new popularity as his furniture remains extremely sought after.
Kofod-Larsen based his inspiration on the natural beauty of wood in its rawest form. Every tree is an individual and every inch of a tree bears an entirely unique graining, so that every piece of furniture produced is one-of-a-kind in
the beauty of its delicate surface markings.
His work was recognizable through his clean lines, often in beautiful rosewood or palisander and have become highly coveted by design collectors over the years.
No. 7, No. 7 Lounge and No. 8 CHAIRS - designed by Helge Sibast
In 2012 the grandson of Helge Sibast, Ditlev Sibast and his wife Anna Sibast established the company Sibast Furniture once again to resume the manufacturing of Helge Sibast unique designs. Their passion for Danish design and in particular for Helge Sibast design lead to the very first re-launch of the Danish design classic originally from 1953; the dining chair Sibast No 8.
Craftsmanship and family history since 1908